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Mousa Arafat Alqudwa

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1941
  • Age: 75
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Born in Jaffa in 1941; nephew of the late Pres. Yasser Arafat; co-founder of Fateh; was identified with the Fateh Hawks, a militant offshoot of the Fateh; member of the Fateh Revolutionary Council; returned to Palestine after the establishment of the PA in 1994 and was appointed Commander of the Military Intelligence in Gaza; played a major role in the 1996 crackdown on Hamas; was appointed by Pres. Arafat in July 2004 as General Commander of the National Security Services, incl. Force 17, to replace Major-General Abdul Razzeq Al-Majaydeh; was soon after removed from the post; survived an explosion while leaving his office in Gaza in Fall 2004; was sent into retirement together with over 1,000 military officials who reached the age of 60 in April 2005 as part of Pres. Mahmoud Abbas’ reform efforts, but retained a job as security adviser; was assassinated by militants from the Popular Resistance Committees at his home in Gaza City on 7 Sept. 2005.


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