10 December 1948
|Died||8 March 2004
|Resting place||Damascus, Syria|
|Other names||AbÅ«-â€˜AbbÄs or Muhammad â€˜AbbÄs|
|Known for||Founder and Leader of Palestine Liberation Front|
The purpose of armed struggle is not simply to kill… its purpose is to reach a political goal.
It is true that a large percentage of the Western world hopes that I am imprisoned or dead. But all my people, the Palestinians and the Arabs, wish me long life and freedom.
We never had planned to hijack a ship. We never thought of any war plans outside the Palestinian lands. We wished that the program had not failed and then the warriors could have achieved their goals.