yasir arafat


[ar-uh-fat, ahr-uh-faht]
Yasir [yah-ser, -sir, yas-er] , 1929–2004, Palestinian leader: head of the Palestine Liberation organization.
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Arafat1 (ˈærəfæt)
Also called: Jabal ar Rahm a hill in W Saudi Arabia, near Mecca: a sacred site of Islam, visited by pilgrims performing the hajj

Yasser (ˈjæsə). 1929--2004, Palestinian leader; cofounder of Al Fatah (1956), leader from 1968 of the Palestine Liberation Organization, president of the Palestinian National Authority from 1996: signed a peace agreement with Israel (1993); Nobel peace prize 1994 with Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin

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