Yasser Arafat

Week In History: November 23rd – November 29th

Key events that shaped our social, political and cultural history By Arfa Shahid  November 23, 1985: Terrorist Group Abu Nidal Hijacks EgyptAir Jet in Malta; 60 Killed  Three Palestinian members of the terrorist group Abu Nidal, an offshoot of Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Liberation Organization, hijacked EgyptAir Flight 648 enroute Cairo from Athens. The terrorists, calling themselves Egypt

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Museum to Yasser Arafat Offers Facts, Leaves Open Questions

By Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov 10 – The battle for Palestinian statehood consumed Yasser Arafat’s life and a new museum in his name puts the nature of that fight front and centre – the sub-machine gun on his desk, the AK-47 assault rifle in the corner, the pistol at his side. Twelve years

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Travel Agency in Isolated Gaza Recalls the “Golden” 1950s

By Nidal Al Mughrabi GAZA, Feb 6 – Nabil Shurafa’s travel agency in Gaza was once packed with clients booking flights to London, Paris, New York or cities across the Arab world. These days, he’s lucky if anyone comes in, as so few people can get out. The posters of the Eiffel Tower, the Statue

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