- Ya·sir [yah-ser, -sir, yas-er] /ˈyɑ sər, -sɪr, ˈyæs ər/, 1929–2004, Palestinian leader: head of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
- a hill 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia: site of Muslim pilgrimages.
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The Israeli MKs responded by calling their Arab counterparts savages and Arafat lovers.The Erekat Came Back
November 15, 2013
In 1980, Arafat returned to Jordan for the funeral of Jordanian Prime Minister Abdelhamid Sharaf.
Masri first met Arafat in 1963, and says he initially was skeptical of the then-leader of the Fatah Movement.
I was from the camp that never believed that Arafat was poisoned.
Only a select few had access to Arafat, who at the time was under siege and trapped in his castle by the Israelis.
The best water in Mekka is brought by a conduit from the vicinity of Arafat, six or seven hours distant.
I walked to Mount Arafat, to enjoy from its summit a more distinct view of the whole.
From thence an elevated rocky ground in the plain extends towards Arafat.
The pilgrims now pressed forward towards the mountain of Arafat, and covered its sides from top to bottom.
At the close of the sixteenth century, according to Kotobeddyn, the whole plain of Arafat was cultivated.
- a hill in W Saudi Arabia, near Mecca: a sacred site of Islam, visited by pilgrims performing the hajjAlso called: Jabal ar Rahm
- Yasser (ˈjæsə). 1929–2004, Palestinian leader; cofounder of Al Fatah (1956), leader from 1968 of the Palestine Liberation Organization, president of the Palestinian National Authority from 1996: signed a peace agreement with Israel (1993); Nobel peace prize 1994 with Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin
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