What is Fatah?

  • (noun): 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.
    Example: "Al-Fatah carried out numerous acts of international terrorism in western Europe and the Middle East in the 1970s"
    Synonyms: al-Fatah, al-Asifa


Fataḥ (Arabic: فتح‎ Fatḥ) (also known as Fateh, ) is a major Palestinian political party and the largest faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), a multi-party confederation. Though it is on the left wing of Palestinian politics, its character is primarily nationalist rather than social democratic.

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Rimal - Fatah–Hamas Conflict
... During the Fatah–Hamas conflict of 2006-07, unidentified gunmen killed three sons, ages 3 to 9, of Baha Balousha, an intelligence officer with ...
Fatah - Armed Factions
... Fatah has maintained a number of militant groups since its founding ... Fatah is generally considered to have had a strong involvement in terrorism in the past, though unlike its rival Islamist faction Hamas, Fatah is no longer ... Fatah used to be designated terrorist under Israeli law and was considered terrorist by the United States Department of State and United States Congress ...
Timeline Of The 2007 Lebanon Conflict - Timeline - June 5: Lebanese Troops Continue To Pound Refugee Camp
... While the Lebanese army intensified its offensive on the refugee camp in Nahr al-Bared, seven Fatah al-Islam members surrendered to mainstream Fatah Palestinian ... Fatah is the first Palestinian faction present in the numerous refugee camps in Lebanon to take action against the allegedly al-Qaeda linked group since the fighting began ... Khaled Aref, a representative of the mainstream Fatah group in the Ein al-Hilweh camp, said Palestinian factions there had decided to "isolate Jund al-Sham and not give way to any attempt to ...
Al-Khadra Mosque - History - Second Intifada
... Kharaz, a Hamas member and opponent of Fatah, regularly defied the Fatah-led Palestinian National Authority during his weekly Friday sermons ... Kharaz was arrested on September 23, 2007 in another Fatah-led 'crack down' on Hamas ...
List Of Fatah Members
... The following is a list of members of Fatah, a Palestinian political party and militia founded sometime between 1958-1959 ... commanders, governors, mayors and financiers that are associated with Fatah and its several various branches ...