Yasser Arafat (real name Mohammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini) was born on August 24 or August 4, 1929 in Cairo, Egypt. He was President of the Palestinian National Authority and Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Biography and Career :
In 1969, Yasser Arafat was the co-fonder and the President of OEP: The Organization to Free Palestine. In 1993, he became the President of National Palestinian Authority-ANP.
In 1994, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. Yasser Arafat was regarded as a fighter for freedom. He was the leader of the guerilla and of the Fatah.
Yasser Arafat has symbolized the national aspirations of the Palestinian people for 40 years. He tried to appease the conflict between Israel and Palestine, but he was accused to be
related to the Sion, while his enemies regarded Yasser Arafat as a terrorist.
- He died on November 11, 2004 in Paris, France.
- Political party: Fatah
- He was a controversial and polarizing figure throughout his lengthy career.
- He won the Nobel Peace Prize together with Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres, for the negotiation of the 1993 Oslo Peace Accord.
- His spouse was Suha Arafat.
- He attended the University of King Fuad II (later renamed Cairo University).
- He had a younger brother, Dr. Fathi Arafat.
- "In order to obtain the goal of returning to Palestine, all of us sometimes have to grit our teeth."
- "This is my homeland no one can kick me out."
- "Whoever stands by a just cause cannot possibly be called a terrorist."
- "Whoever thinks of stopping the uprising before it achieves its goals, I will give him ten bullets in the chest."
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