Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini ( ARR-ə-fat, AR-ə-FAHT; Arabic: محمد ياسر عبد الرحمن عبد الرؤوف عرفات القدوة الحسيني; 4 / 24 August 1929 – 11 November 2004), popularly known as Yasser Arafat (Arabic: ياسر عرفات, Yāsir ʿArafāt) or by his kunya Abu Ammar (Arabic: أبو عمار, ʾAbū ʿAmmār), 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.
|Full name at birth||
Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini
|Claim to fame||
Met in secret with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in Norway, culminating in the Oslo Peace Accords
|Date of birth||
24 August 1929
|Place of birth||
|Date of death||
11 November 2004
75 (age at death)
|Place of death||
|Cause of death||
Arafat's compound, Ramallah, Palestine
Palestinian leader, civil engineer
5' 2" (157 cm)
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