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A Short History of Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat also known as Abu Ammar. He was a Palestinian political leader and a Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization from 1969 to 2004. He was also the President of Palestinian National Authority from 1994 to 2004. He was a founder of Al Fatah in 1958.

He was also the president of Palestinian National Authority and also the chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

During the Arab-Israel war of 1948-1949 , he claimed to severed as a volunteer and also against the British at the Suez Canal in the early 1950.

First armed operation was carried out by Fatah against Israel in December 1964–January 1965. Fatah also carried out guerillas operating against Israel on six-day war.

Arafat wanted to make palestine as a democratic state where Muslim, christian and jews can live together with state comprising the West Bank and Gaza Strip, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

On 1987 the militant Islamist organization known as Hamas is formed, which would later become Fatah’s main challenger in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Hamas also opposed to the Oslo Accords.

In November 1988 Arafat led the PLO to recognize UN General Assembly Resolution.

Later On 13th September, 1993. Arafat, Rabin, and U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Declaration of Principles on Palestinian Self-Rule in Washington, D.C.

He led the peace agreement with an Israeli army in 1993. And He was awarded a nobel peace price jointly with Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres of Israel in the year 1994.

But with the assassination Rabin by a Jewish extremist in November 1995, an election is held on 1996 where a leader of the Likud Party Benjamin Netanyahu became the prime minister of Israel.He is the strong opponent to Oslo Accord.

On 2001 general elections, Sharon a strong opponent of both the Oslo Accords and the creation of a Palestinian state was elected as prime minister of israel.

Arafat lost much of his diplomatic credibility with the West after the election of U.S. Pres. George W. Bush in November 2000 and the launch of the “war on terror” in 2001

In October 2004 Arafat fell ill and died. Fatah later held Israel responsible for Arafat’s death. Rumours circulated that he had died from poisoning.

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