Fatah Tanzim


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Noun1.Fatah Tanzim - a terrorist group organized by Yasser Arafat in 1995 as the armed wing of al-Fatah; serves a dual function of violent confrontation with Israel and serves as Arafat's unofficial militia to prevent rival Islamists from usurping leadership
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
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
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At the meeting, committee member Tawfiq Tirawi, an adviser to Abbas, took the floor to propose that Abbas appoint a vice president, and recommended Fatah Tanzim leader Barghouti (who was once a political rival of Tirawi's) as the man for the job.
The weapons and ammunition were distributed to Fatah Tanzim in Gaza Strip.
And the announcement that the popular young leader of the Fatah Tanzim, Marwan Barghouti, may run against Abu Mazen--even though he sits in an Israeli jail--indicates a desire for sweeping change.
Israeli state prosecutors will argue that as a leader of the Fatah Tanzim militia, Barghouti also controlled its offshoot, the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, which has claimed responsibility for suicide attacks.