Fatah

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Fatah a Palestinian political and military organization founded by Yasser Arafat in 1958 to work toward the creation of a Palestinian state; during the 1960s and 1970s trained terrorist and insurgent groups "al-Fatah carried out numerous acts of international terrorism in western Europe and the Middle East in the 1970s"
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Usage

In literature:

I made many little presents, some to a fighi of Bornou, a Shoua Arab, who repeated the fatah to us.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
The Sirdar and headquarters embarked at 9 a.m., 27th August, on the gunboat "Fatah," to steam through Shabluka.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
He soon acquired Fatah's confidence, and was admitted to share his secrets.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 60, No. 373, November 1846" by Various
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In news:

Are Hamas hardliners trying to derail Hamas- Fatah unity talks.
Hamas- Fatah Battles Escalate in Gaza Strip.
Hamas gunmen captured a Fatah security headquarters building in northern Gaza Tuesday after battling for several hours using mortar shells and grenades, as factional fighting between the rival Palestinian parties worsened.
Training Fatah in anti-terror tactics / Underlying motive is to counter strength of Hamas, analysts say.
Palestinian voters rebuff Abbas' Fatah in 5 of the 11 main West Bank towns.
An Intifada in Fatah's Future.
Kaddoumi named Fatah party leader.
The brigades are linked to the Fatah faction of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Hamas gains more influence, leaving Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah on the sidelines.
The Islamic militant group Hamas staged on Thursday its first public demonstration in the West Bank since 2007, illustrating its improving ties with the rival Fatah movement after a five-year rift.
When Hamas suspends violent resistance and attempts to form a unity government with Fatah, the more moderate Palestinian faction, Israel cannot be bothered.
Palestinians hold pictures of President Mahmoud Abbas and wave Fatah flags during a rally supporting the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status, in the West Bank city of Nablus, Thursday, Nov 29, 2012.
Hamas' recent battle with Israel and Fatah's expected victory at the UN have resurrected the Palestinian cause and provide the two sides a new chance at unity that has long eluded them.
The PFLP, is the second-largest of the groups making up the Palestine Liberation Organization and has generally taken a hard line on Palestinian national aspirations, opposing the more moderate stance of Fatah.
The Palestinian authority which is basically the Fatah party, believes in nonviolence and negotiation.
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