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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Arafat, Yasir also Yasser Originally Mohammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat (As Qudwa al-Hussaeini). 1929-2004. Leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization who in 1996 was elected the first president of the Palestinian Authority, the newly formed Palestinian self-rule government. He shared the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize.

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  • n. Palestinian statesman who was chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (1929-2004)

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