Yasser Arafat

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Palestinian statesman who was chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (1929-2004)


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"They shot him in his mother's lap," Abu Ammar told the Associated Press by telephone from Sweida, his voice breaking with emotion.
On November 13, 1974, Abu Ammar delivered a speech on behalf of the Palestinian people to the UN General Assembly in New York, with which he concluded: "Today I have come bearing an olive branch and a freedom-fighter's gun.
Firyal Abu Ammar, who was and her four daughters and son freed, said that they have finally become safe after all the tough conditions they had gone though.
"I am so happy they have been freed and I thank the Syrian army for that," Abu Ammar said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which also reported the killing of Abu Ammar, said more than 30 people had been kidnapped during the July 25 attack.
Wafa Abu Ammar was at work when the terrible phone call arrived.
"He (Abbas) is not qualified to make accusations and he personally is in the circle of accusation and the sole beneficiary of Abu Ammar disappearance," Dahlan wrote, referring to Arafat by his nickname.
According to Cihan, 47-year-old Acypayam, also known as Abu Ammar, moved to Syria a year ago with his wife and four children.
Ernie's activist connections had produced invitations to interview the leading stars of Middle Eastern politics at the time: Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser and Palestinian revolutionary leader Abu Ammar, later to be more popularly known by his other alias Yasser Arafat.
According to a statement today, that 23 terrorists, including the so- called Abu Ammar al-Kuwaiti official media of the so-called Wilayat al-Furat .
Popularly known as Abu Ammar, Arafat "exercised a personal charisma but he didn't know how to delegate, to build institutions or plan for the future," said Karim Bitar of the Paris-based Institute for International and Strategic Relations.
I knew Abu Ammar from 1967 until his death, and I want to note before I continue that the Palestinian president died in November 2004, and that the war criminal Ariel Sharon suffered a stroke in January 2006.
The two men were originally held by a group called Abu Ammar Brigade but were then transfered later to the custody of the Al-Farouq Brigade, Reporters Without Borders said, noting the harsh treatment they suffered in captivity.
That doesn't set well with FSA commander Abu Ammar.
For decades the Assad regime was talking about the Palestinians' rights", said a Palestinian refugee who gave his name as Abu Ammar as he debated whether to flee with his wife and five children from the camp, on the southern edge of Damascus.
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