The world leader Yasser Arafat died at the age of 75. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
1st President of the Palestinian National Authority from 1994 to 2004 who founded the Fatah political party and spent much of his rule fighting Israel. He was often denounced by fellow Islamists and PLO members for too readily conceding to Israeli demands when he participated in negotiations with them.
His younger brother, Fathi Arafat, was the founder of the Palestine Red Crescent Society.
“We totally and absolutely renounce all forms of terrorism.” (Yasser Arafat)
“This is my homeland no one can kick me out.” (Yasser Arafat)
“The Arabs are looking forward to developing their region, which the long years of war had prevented from finding its true place in today’s world, in an atmosphere of democracy, pluralism, and prosperity.” (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)