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  Fatah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fatah became the dominant force in Palestinian politics after the 1967 Six-Day War dealt the coup de grâce to the Arab nationalism that had inspired George Habash's Arab Nationalist Movement.
Fatah joined the PLO and won the leadership role in 1969, after which the other consitutent members the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine were marginalized.
Fatah received weapons, explosives and training from the former USSR and the former Communist regimes of East European states.
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 Yasser Arafat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1968, Fatah was the target of an Israeli Defense Force operation in the Jordanian village of Al-Karameh in which 150 Palestinians and 29 Israeli soldiers were killed.
By the late 1960s, Fatah had come to dominate the PLO, and at the Palestinian National Congress in Cairo on February 3, 1969 Arafat was appointed Palestinian Liberation Organization leader, replacing Ahmad Shukeiri.
The Fatah movement continued to launch attacks against Israeli civilians and the security forces within the West Bank and Gaza Strip; moreover, in the late 1970s numerous leftist Palestinian organizations appeared which carried out attacks against civilian targets both within Israel and outside of it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yasser_Arafat   (5800 words)

Thus, Fatah and the PLO was built around the refugees of 1948-49, and, more than a generation later, these refugees still constitute the core of the organizations' leadership and support cadres.
Fatah was originally opposed to the founding of the PLO, which it viewed as a political opponent.
Fatah's popularity among Palestinians grew until it took control of the PLO in 1968.
www.palestinefacts.org /pf_1991to_now_plo_fatah.php   (333 words)

 Who's Who: Fatah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This emphasizes the dedication of Fatah, along with the other "liberation" groups, to the "armed struggle" against Israel, a euphemism for terrorism against civilians.
Founded in the early 1960s by the Egyptian-born Yasser Arafat and friends of his in Algeria, Fatah was originally opposed to the founding of the PLO, which it viewed as a political opponent.
Fatah's popularity among Palestinians grew until it took over control of the PLO in 1968.
www.iris.org.il /whofatah.htm   (176 words)

 Fatah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Movement for the National Liberation of Palestine (Fatah) was founded in the early 1960s by Yasser Arafat and friends of his in Algeria, Fatah was originally opposed to the founding of the PLO, which it viewed as a political opponent.
"Fatah" is a reverse acronym of the Arabic, Harekat at-Tahrir al-Wataniyyeh al-Falastiniyyeh.
Note the grenade and crossed rifles, superimposed on the map of Israel in the emblem.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Terrorism/Fatah.html   (179 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Fatah faces reform crossroads
Fatah's troubles were dramatically illustrated by television pictures that emerged recently from a West Bank hotel.
Fatah has just a few months to reform and rally its support ahead of what will be a crucial battle.
Fatah's weakness is also opening the door to Hamas - and as its political influence grows, it will work to do everything it can to drive the hardest possible bargain in any talks with Israel.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/4386355.stm   (627 words)

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The Fatah’s decline was most obvious in its poor showing in the partial municipal elections held recently in the territories, and particularly in the Gaza Strip, where the Hamas gained in strength.
Fatah branch secretaries from across the West Bank also attended the meeting and expressed their concern over the lack of communication between the organization’s top echelons and the Palestinian public.
The Fatah’s younger generation has been trying to push for changes in the movement since the beginning of the intifada, in a bid to replace the corrupt leadership with new faces not tainted by corruption charges.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3056705,00.html   (385 words)

 Fatah Tanzim
Fatah Tanzim was established in 1995 as the militant wing of Yasser Arafat's Fatah organization.
Fatah Tanzim members participated in the wave of attacks against Israeli targets in late 2001, including most notably an attack on a bus in the West Bank that killed ten people and injured over thirty.
Fatah Tanzim is also believed to be responsible for the formation of numerous militia groups in the first months of 2002.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/para/fatah-tanzim.htm   (558 words)

 Fatah and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine:
Fatah (the Palestinian National Liberation Movement) is the oldest and most important of the many Palestinian terrorist organizations that came into being in 1965 and later.
Fatah is a nationalist movement with the sole aim of liberating Palestine from what it sees as its colonial occupation by Zionism, and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state in its place.
Fatah accused the PFLP of shirking its duty by evacuating its forces from the village.
www.ict.org.il /articles/articledet.cfm?articleid=145   (12001 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Fatah: Political heavyweight floored
Fatah - the name is derived from the initials of the Arabic name, Harakat Tahrir Filistin, or Palestine Liberation Movement, in reverse - was founded by Arafat and a handful of close comrades in the late 1950s.
One man identified as the brigades' leader was the head of Fatah in the West Bank, Marwan Barghouti, a member of the party's "new guard" who remained in the occupied territories when the PLO was in exile.
Mr Abbas was confirmed as Arafat's successor as chairman of the PLO shortly afterwards and, as Fatah's candidate, won a landslide victory in the January 2005 presidential elections.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/in_depth/middle_east/israel_and_the_palestinians/profiles/1371998.stm   (1148 words)

 Fatah: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fatah (Arabic: فتح;); a reverse acronym[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] from the Arabic Arabic quick summary:
The fatah hawks are a palestinian militant group, an offshoot of the al-aqsa martyrs brigade which has links to the dominant fatah movement....
Marwan barghouti (born june 6, 1959) is a palestinian leader from the west bank and a leader of the fatah movement that forms the backbone of the...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fa/fatah.htm   (2228 words)

 ei: Fatah Chapter Closed: Creating a Palestinian National Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fatah, which means, “to conquer” in Arabic, became increasingly important in the late 1960s, and gained full control over the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) in 1969 after joining it in 1967.
Fatah, in the past, has always managed to survive different splits and internal turmoil within the movement due to the personal power and charisma of Arafat and the way he led the movement.
Fatah's success in the past was also due to its lack of ideology, claiming that it represents all Palestinian people with all its classes and sectors.
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 Marwan Barghouti, Fatah-Tanzim, and the Escalation of the Intifada
The twin attacks by Fatah gunmen on a Hadera bat mitzvah celebration last week and on Israeli civilian pedestrians in Jerusalem this week have brought back into focus the military wings of the Fatah organization and the responsibility of its leadership, particularly Yasser Arafat and Marwan Barghouti, for these operations.
He was one of the founders of the Shabiba, the Fatah youth organization; he graduated from Bir Zeit University, majoring in history, and served as a student leader.
Fatah, which is a reverse acronym in Arabic for the "movement for the liberation of Palestine," is the largest constituent organization in the PLO, and is headed personally by Yasser Arafat.
www.jcpa.org /art/brief1-16.htm   (1058 words)

 Fatah Tanzim
The Tanzim is the armed wing of the Fatah, the largest faction of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) led by Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
One of the lessons born of Fatah’s long experience with the governments of the Arab world is the need for self-sufficiency.
Barghouti is the secretary general of Fatah in the West Bank and the acknowledged head of the Tanzim.
www.ict.org.il /organizations/orgdet.cfm?orgid=82   (2449 words)

 Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At that time, many Palestinian sources stated that the group was not officially backed by Arafat and Fatah, though brigade members tend also to be members of Fatah, the former Palestinian leader's political faction, and Maslama Thabet, one of the group’s leaders, told USA Today "We receive our instructions from Fatah.
Israel charges that neither Fatah nor the Palestinian Authority have made any attempt to prevent their attacks.
On December 18, 2003, Fatah decided to ask the leaders of the Al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigades to join the Fatah Council, recognizing it officially as part of the organization.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Al-Aqsa_Martyrs'_Brigades   (1306 words)

 Science Fair Projects - Fatah
Fatah (Arabic: فتح;); a reverse acronym from the Arabic name Harakat al-Tahrir al-Watani al-Filastini (literally: "Palestinian National Liberation Movement") is a major Palestinian faction and the largest constituency of the PLO, a multi-party confederation.
Founded in 1959 by Yasser Arafat, in 1967–1968 Fatah joined the PLO and won the leadership role in 1969.
Some militant groups that affiliated themselves to Fatah carried out civilian plane hijackings and terrorist attacks, including the Black September (group), Abu Nidal (group), and Abu Musa (group).
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Fatah   (653 words)

 Biographies of Palestinian political leaders since 1967
Headed Fatah’s investigation into its conduct during the Lebanon war; but was sacked by Fatah-CC from his position after he came under wide-ranging criticisms during the Fatah rebellion in 1983 for his role in the PLO withdrawal from Lebanon.
Ribhi ‘Awad: Fatah’s representative to Cairo in the mid-1970s.
Some interpret his role as that of subduing local Fatah structures (under Marwan Barghuthi, Jibril Rajib) to ‘Arafat's rule; and was appointed as Fatah leader in the PA areas in early 1997.
middleeastreference.org.uk /palbiograph.html   (13581 words)

 USATODAY.com - After defeat at polls, Fatah faction seeks change   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fatah members demonstrate in the West Bank in late January after the party's loss to Hamas in the Palestinian elections.
Both Jouma and Dandan blame Fatah's leaders and most of all the party's policymaking Central Committee for refusing to end corruption and institute reforms despite clear demands from the Palestinian people and the international community.
Fatah's so-called old guard — mostly members of the Central Committee who arrived with Arafat from Tunis — contend that little is wrong with the party.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2006-02-07-fatah-change_x.htm   (1252 words)

 Search: Fatah - FOX News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fatah joined the PLO in 1968 and won the leadership role in 1969...
Fatah will not join Hamas-led government-News and commentary relating to events in Israel, the occupied territories, and the world, along with an archive of past issues...
Fatah (Arabic:); a reverse acronym from the Arab...
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 MidEast Web - Fatah Constitution
Fatah ideology is incompatible with the Oslo peace process or a two state solution for Israel and Palestine because it calls for a single state.
Fatah continues to advocate a "democratic secular state" in which Zionism would be banned in all of Palestine.
Fatah, like the other groups is primarily a military group, and not a political party, as is evident from the symbols in its emblem, which emphasize its commitment to "armed struggle."
www.mideastweb.org /fateh.htm   (8813 words)

 Arafat Heir Beats Off Fatah 'old Guard'
The Fatah secretary general in Gaza, Ahmed Hillis, led dozens of armed men in storming a mourning tent for Arafat on Sunday shortly after Mr Abbas, 69, arrived with the former Gaza security chief, Mohammed Dahlan.
Supporters of Mr Abbas, who replaced Arafat at the head of Fatah in the occupied territories, described Mr Hillis as a member of the "old guard" who was appointed by the late Palestinian leader because of his loyalty not his competence or struggle credentials.
He said it was prompted by a Fatah leadership decision to try to regain public support lost to groups such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad by quietly purging unpopular and corrupt figures.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/11-15-2004-61674.asp   (691 words)

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