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Ar·a·fat(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
Ar•a•fat(ˈær əˌfæt, ˈɑr əˌfɑt)
Yasir, born 1929, Palestinian leader: Nobel peace prize 1994.