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Yasser Arafat (1929–2004)

Yasir Arafat was born Rahman Abdul Rauf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husayni on August 24, 1929. Although he was raised in Cairo, Egypt, he always considered himself a Palestinian. In the late 1940s while a student in Egypt, he became an ardent Arab nationalist and adopted the name Yasir, after Yasir al Birah, a famous Arab resistance leader. When Arafat as ... See full bio »

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Les dix
Les dix Himself
(2003)
Tahiya li Kamal Jumblat
(1977)
The Storm
The Storm Himself
(1970)

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 9 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Abu Ammar | Jassir Arafat | Yassir Arafat

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

This is my homeland no one can kick me out. See more »

Trivia:

His hobby was watching Warner Brothers cartoons. See more »

Trademark:

Turban and sunglasses

Star Sign:

Virgo

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