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Yasser Arafat
ياسر عرفات

Yasser Arafat speaking at the World Economic Forum in 2001
1st President of the Palestinian National Authority
In office
5 July 1994 â€“ 11 November 2004
Prime Minister

Mahmoud Abbas
Ahmed Qurei

Succeeded by Rawhi Fattouh (interim)
3rd Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization
In office
4 February 1969 â€“ 29 October 2004
Preceded by Yahya Hammuda
Succeeded by Mahmoud Abbas
Personal details
Born Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa
(1929-08-24)24 August 1929
Cairo, Egypt
Died 11 November 2004(2004-11-11) (aged 75)
Clamart, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Nationality Palestinian
Political party Fatah
Spouse(s) Suha Arafat (1990–2004)
Children Zahwa Arafat (born 1995)
Profession Civil engineer
Religion Sunni Islam[1]

The Palestinian Rifle is ready and we will aim it if they try to prevent us from praying in Jerusalem.
Yasser Arafat
Palestine is the cement that holds the Arab world together, or it is the explosive that blows it apart.
Yasser Arafat
Whoever thinks of stopping the uprising before it achieves its goals, I will give him ten bullets in the chest.
Yasser Arafat
Whoever stands by a just cause cannot possibly be called a terrorist.
Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations.
Yasser Arafat
This is my homeland no one can kick me out.
It's always convenient for certain people to heap accusations on Israel.
Yasser Arafat
In order to obtain the goal of returning to Palestine, all of us sometimes have to grit our teeth.
Yasser Arafat
We plan to eliminate the state of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian state. We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion. We Palestinians will take over everything, including all of Jerusalem.
Yasser Arafat
I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter's gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.
Yasser Arafat
The victory march will continue until the Palestinian flag flies in Jerusalem and in all of Palestine.
Yasser Arafat
Our law is a Jordanian law that we inherited, which applies to both the West Bank and Gaza, and sets the death penalty for those who sell land to Israelis.
Yasser Arafat