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 (ăr′ə-făt′, är′ə-fät′), Yasir also Yasser Originally Mohammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat (As Qudwa al-Hussaeini). 1929-2004.
Leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization who in 1996 was elected the first president of the Palestinian Authority, the newly formed Palestinian self-rule government. He shared the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize with Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres.


(Placename) a hill in W Saudi Arabia, near Mecca: a sacred site of Islam, visited by pilgrims performing the hajj. Also called: Jabal ar Rahm


(Biography) 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


(ˈær əˌfæt, ˈɑr əˌfɑt)

Yasir, born 1929, Palestinian leader: Nobel peace prize 1994.
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Noun1.Arafat - Palestinian statesman who was chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (1929-2004)
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Israel will sever ties with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and launch widescale military operations in cities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, a senior source in Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's office said late last night.
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RAMALLAH, November 9, 2017 (WAFA) -- Thousands of Palestinians Thursday held rallies in the West Bank city of Ramallah to commemorate the 13 th anniversary of the death of iconic Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
The new village was named "Al-Yasser" after the late Palestinian president, Yasser Arafat.
SUNA)- The Media Committee of the National Dialogue, reviewed in its meeting Thursday headed by the State Minister for Information, Yasser Yusuf, arrangements for the coverage of the final session of the activities of the General congress of the national dialogue that will take palace in the Friendship Hall and the Republican Palace.
Le charge de communication au sein du ministere de l'Interieur, Yasser Mesbah, a annonce que 1680 cameras de surveillance seront installees dans les rues du Grand Tunis ainsi que dans divers gouvernorats a l'instar de Kasserine, Sidi Bouzid, Kef et Jendouba, et ce dans le but de limiter les crimes, surtout ceux de nature terroriste.