Quotes by Yasser Arafat

About Yasser Arafat:

Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa 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 1959. Originally opposed to Israel's existence, he modified his position in 1988 when he accepted UN Security Council Resolution 242. Arafat and his movement operated from several Arab countries. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Fatah faced off with Jordan in a brief civil war. Forced out of Jordan and into Lebanon, Arafat and Fatah were major targets of Israel's 1978 and 1982 invasions of that country.

Author Bio

  • NameYasser Arafat
  • Descriptionformer Palestinian President, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
  • AliasesYasir Arafat; Yaser Arafat
  • BornAugust 4, 1929
  • DiedNovember 11, 2004
  • CountryPalestinian National Authority; Egypt
  • ProfessionPolitician; Civil Engineer
  • AwardsKnight Grand Cross With Collar Of The Order Of Merit Of The Italian Republic; Nobel Peace Prize; Jawaharlal Nehru Award For International Understanding; Order Of The White Lion; Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize; Princess Of Asturias Award For International Cooperation