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Definition of the noun al-fatah

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  1. 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

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Google previewConflict and Conquest in the Islamic World: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2011)

A Historical Encyclopedia by Alexander Mikaberidze

Al-Fatah, or Harakat al-Tahrir al-Watani al-Filastini (Palestine National Liberation Movement), wants to obtain full independence for the Palestinians in a Palestinian state that would include Gaza, between Egypt and Israel, and the West Bank, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Terrorism (2012)

by Peter Chalk

Although al-Fatah did not initially maintain an organizational hierarchy (it acted more along the lines of an uncoordinated series of factions, each led by a different head), it did quickly establish a coherent military force capable of harassing the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Terrorism in the World (2011)

Al-Fatah It is a nationalist, pan-Arab movement which developed from the ultra- conservative, extremist Muslim Brotherhood in the postwar years. In Arabic, the initials of the movement for liberation of Palestine are HTF, which are also the root ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Terrorism, Revised Edition (2009)

by Cindy C. Combs, Martin W. Slann

al-Fatah Led by YASIR ARAFAT, Fatah joined the PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION in 1968, seizing a leadership role in this organization in 1969. Its commanders ...

Google previewBryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors (2009)

by Bill Bryson

a la / Al-Fatah a la. The adjectival forms of proper nouns in French do not take capital letters after a la: a la francaise, a la russe, a la lyonnaise. alabaster. Aladdin. Alamein, EI/AI. Egyptian village that gave its name to two battles of World War II.

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