Yasir Arafat


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Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini (24 August 1929 – 11 November 2004), popularly known as Yasser Arafat or by his kunya Abu Ammar was a Palestinian leader. He was Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), President of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), and leader of the Fatah political party and former paramilitary group, which he founded in... more »

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  • ''Whoever thinks of stopping the uprising before it achieves its goals, I will give him ten bullets in the chest.''
    Yasir Arafat (b. 1929), Palestinian leader. quoted in Daily Telegraph (London, Jan. 19, 1989). On the Intifada.
  • ''We are not asking for the moon.''
    Yasir Arafat (b. 1929), Palestinian leader. Quoted in Observer (London, February 7, 1982).
  • ''Palestine is the cement that holds the Arab world together, or it is the explosive that blows it apart.''
    Yasir Arafat (b. 1929), Palestinian leader. Quoted in Time (New York, November 11, 1974).
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