Fatah


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Fatah

(ˈfætə)
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Al Fatah a Palestinian terrorist organization, founded in 1956, with the aim of destroying the state of Israel: it has splintered into rival factions since 1988
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Noun1.Fatah - a Palestinian political and military organization founded by Yasser Arafat in 1958 to work toward the creation of a Palestinian state; during the 1960s and 1970s trained terrorist and insurgent groups; "al-Fatah carried out numerous acts of international terrorism in western Europe and the Middle East in the 1970s"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Palestine Liberation Organization, PLO - a political movement uniting Palestinian Arabs in an effort to create an independent state of Palestine; when formed in 1964 it was a terrorist organization dominated by Yasser Arafat's al-Fatah; in 1968 Arafat became chairman; received recognition by the United Nations and by Arab states in 1974 as a government in exile; has played a largely political role since the creation of the Palestine National Authority
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
Palestine - a former British mandate on the east coast of the Mediterranean; divided between Jordan and Israel in 1948
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordan - an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea
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Hamas and Fatah requested that the Egyptian brothers postpone the completion of the government's takeover of its responsibilities in the Strip.
Syrian military forces broke through Fatah al-Sham's positons in Khan al-Sheih farms and forced them to retreat from more positions after hours of bloody clashes.
On September 3, the clearing house for jihadist material Jihadology released a video by Jabhat Fatah al-Sham discussing their legal system in the greater Aleppo area.
Al-Mukhabarat extended an official invitation to both Hamas and Fatah to attend bilateral meetings in Cairo as a step to paving the way for a comprehensive reconciliation, according to several local media reports.
Mahmoud Al Aloul, Fatah Commissioner for Mobilisation and Organisation said Sunday that there will be a political declaration at the Fatah General Conference which will be held on November 29.
SIDON, Lebanon: As the anniversary of the founding of the Fatah Movement approaches, tensions are soaring in the southern refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh between old allies who've become rivals.
Abu Alia also said that the important option for Fatah is through the popular resistance, stressing that Fatah can regain its role on ground level and that the occupier must learn that the Palestinian people rejects the occupation, and will confront the occupiers by all means in order to remove them from Palestinian territory.
Relations between the two rival groups have become tense after Fatah accused Hamas security authorities of arresting a large number of Fatah members in Gaza.
It marked the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Fatah movement.
Hamas, the more militant and Islamist of the two parties, won a majority in the Palestinian parliament in 2006, prompting a split that sometimes erupted into violent conflict, and which left Hamas in control of Gaza City and Fatah dominating the West Bank.
Gaza City : The Gaza branch of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party has started celebrations of its 48th anniversary in the Hamas-ruled territory, a local leader said.
Earlier, Fatah announced it would cancel its anniversary celebrations in Gaza after the Hamas government rejected proposed locations for the event, a Fatah official said.