[ faht-ah, fuh-tah ]

  1. a Palestinian political party advocating Palestinian independence and self-rule.

Origin of Fatah

First recorded in 1965–70; vocalization of Arabic FTḤ, abbreviation of Ḥarakat al-Taḥrīr al-Waṭanī al-Filasṭīn “Palestinian National Liberation Movement,” from ḥarakat, form of ḥarakah “movement” + taḥrīr “liberation” + waṭanī “national” + Filasṭīn Palestine; coined by reversing the elements and shortening ḤTWF to form FTḤ as a pun on fatḥ “opening, victory”

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/ (ˈfætə) /

  1. Al Fatah a Palestinian terrorist organization, founded in 1956, with the aim of destroying the state of Israel: it has splintered into rival factions since 1988

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