Palestinian leaders have agreed on a plan to provide security in Gaza and the West Bank as Yasser Arafat remains in serious condition in a Paris hospital.

Palestinian political leaders and heads of militant groups have also called for unity in the event the ailing leader dies.

The Palestinian Authority president's health has worsened since he flew to France for medical care in late October. Aides said Sunday that he is in stable condition in the intensive care unit. There have also been reports he is in a coma.

Also today, Israel says it completed preparations for the long-time Palestinian leader to be buried in Gaza. Mr. Arafat has made it clear in the past that he wants to be buried in Jerusalem, but Israel rejects that.

Some of this information provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.