Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa (/ˈærəˌfæt, ˈɑːrəˌfɑːt/; Arabic: محمد ياسر عبد الرحمن عبد الرؤوف عرفات; 24 August 1929 – 11 November 2004), popularly known as Yasser Arafat (Arabic: ياسر عرفات , Yāsir `Arafāt) or by his kunya Abu Ammar (Arabic: أبو عمار , ‘Abū `Ammār), was a Palestinian political leader. He was Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) from 1969 to 2004 and President of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) from 1994 to 2004. Ideologically an Arab nationalist, he was a founding member of the Fatah political party, which he led from 1959 until 2004.
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- Yasser Arafat – Wikipedia
Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa (/ˈærəˌfæt, ˈɑːrəˌfɑːt/; Arabic: محمد ياسر عبد الرحمن عبد الرؤوف عرفات; 24 August 1929 – 11 November 2004), popularly known as Yasser Arafat (Arabic: ياسر عرفات , Yāsir `Arafāt) or by his kunya Abu Ammar (Arabic: أبو عمار , ‘Abū `Ammār), was a Palestinian political leader.
- Yasser Arafat – – Biography.com
Yasser Arafat was chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization from 1969 until his death in 2004, a tumultuous period in which clashes with neighboring Israel were prevalent.
- Yasser Arafat – Biographical – Nobelprize.org
Mohammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat As Qudwa al-Hussaeini was born on 24 August 1929 in Cairo**, his father a textile merchant who was a Palestinian with some Egyptian ancestry, his mother from an old Palestinian family in Jerusalem.
- Yasser Arafat – Jewish Virtual Library
Yasser Arafat was founder and leader of the Fatah political party and later the chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization and president of the Palestinian National Authority. Arafat spent the majority of his life dedicated to fighting Israel though he was also involved in skirmishes between Palestinians and Jordanian and Lebanese forces at different times.
- Yasser Arafat | Palestinian leader | Britannica.com
Yasser Arafat, also spelled Yāsir ʿArafāt, byname of Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Raʾūf al-Qudwah al-Ḥusaynī, also known as Abū ʿAmmār (born August 24?, 1929, Cairo?, Egypt [see Researcher’s Note]—died November 11, 2004, Paris, France), president (1996–2004) of the Palestinian Authority (PA), chairman (1969–2004) of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), and leader of Fatah, the largest of the constituent PLO groups.
- Who was Yasser Arafat? | Al Jazeera America
Yasser Arafat may have been reviled in Israel and some parts of the international community as the architect of countless gruesome acts of violence, and viewed with disdain in Western (and even some Arab) capitals for alleged diplomatic duplicity, but among his own people he has been lionized as nothing less than the father of the Palestinian national movement.
- A Brief History of Yasir Arafat – The Atlantic
Yasir Arafat claims that he was born in Jerusalem, but he was actually born in Cairo. He claims to belong to the prominent Jerusalem family of Husseini, but he is at best only distantly related to it.
(Full name: Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa)
Palestinian political leader,
August 4, 1929, Cairo, Egypt
November 11, 2004, Clamart, France