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  • n. Plural form of fedayee.

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  • n. (plural) Arab guerrillas who operate mainly against Israel

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Examples

  • First, he allowed Palestinians in Gaza to organize irregular guerrilla units called fedayeen—“self-sacrificers.”

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • Among them: the founders of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, or Army of the Pious, infamous for its suicidal infiltrations of Indian Army camps by heavily armed guerrillas (known as fedayeen) disguised in military uniforms.

    The Jihad Next Door

  • Second, "What is missing from this account, however, is the fact that each of the persons who were shot was identified as a fedayeen (or terrorist, in Israel's current jargon) ...."

    Chomsky's 'Fateful Triangle': An Exchange

  • Note that Margalit's "fact" that "each of the persons who were shot was identified as a fedayeen" is denied by the official Israeli account, as well as by the reports cited.

    Chomsky's 'Fateful Triangle': An Exchange

  • During the 1960s, Palestinian resistance fighters were known as the fedayeen or those who sacrifice for a cause.

    Electronic Intifada : Palestine

  • 'fedayeen' - whose aim is to kill as many as possible and to hold out as long as possible, knowing they will probably be killed - are now regarded by terrorist commanders as effective a weapon as the suicide bomber.

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  • All religious leaders have been talking of homosexuality as a disease , but nobody talks about the cancer of terrorism that they have created by their bigotry and narrow mindedness..the taliban, the fedayeen is a greater disease that kills without remorse and we spend a fortune to show that Justice prevails carrying bugger all for those that were gunned down by Kasab and his friends.. this is the travesty of justice , a system that is a terror in itself sending the wrong message home..

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • In the years following its rebirth in 1948, the small state of Israel faced regular deadly raids from marauding groups (called "fedayeen") -- sponsored by Jordan, Syria, and Egypt.

    The World's Deadly Obsession With Israel

  • My father commanded these operations, carried out by "fedayeen," (which means, "self sacrifice").

    Nonie Darwish: The Gaza Prison Camp

  • My father commanded these operations, carried out by "fedayeen," which means, "self sacrifice".

    The Gaza Prison Camp

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