Yasser Arafat or Yassir Arafat (Arabic: ياسر عرفات) (24t August 1929 – 11t November 2004), born Mohammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini (محمد عبد الرؤوف القدوة الحسيني) an kent bi the kunya Abu `Ammar (أبو عمّار) an aw, wis the first Preses o Palestine. He wis Preses o the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) frae 1969 tae 2004. In 1993 he becam preses o the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) an aw.
In 1994, Arafat wis ane o the three recipients o the Nobel Peace Prize. The ithers wis Israelis Yitzhak Rabin an Shimon Peres, for the negotiations at Oslo. Baith got the prize for their peace ettles in the Middle Aest.
The views o him is dividit. Some fowk sees him as a hero, that focht for the cause o the Palestinian fowk. Ithers sees him as a terrorist, that promotit the uise o veeolence for tae win til his ettles. Still ithers thinks he wis a chairismatic leader, but he made ower mony concessions tae the Israeli govrenment.
- Life in Palestine after Arafat, Situation worse, not what Bush and Sharon planned (Inglis)
- Death of Arafat, burial and reburial November 13 2004 (Inglis)
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