Palestinian National Authority

Arafat museum recovers Nobel prize from Hamas

A new museum dedicated to the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will display his 1994 Nobel Peace Prize — now that the Hamas militant group has returned the medal to the rival Palestinian government in the West Bank.

Nasser al-Qidwa, Arafat's nephew and president of the new Arafat Institute, told reporters on Tuesday that the medal will be among dozens of Arafat's belongings displayed at the museum, which is scheduled to open in Ramallah on Nov. 9.

Arafat shared the prize with then-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres for their work in reaching the 1993 Oslo interim peace accord.

The prize was meant to usher in a final peace...