Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini, known as Yasser Arafat or by his kunya Abu Ammar
- was born in Cairo, Egypt (24 August 1929)
- Died in the Percy military hospital in Clamart, a suburb of Paris (11 November 2004).
- President of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) from 1994 to 2004.
- Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) from 1969 to 2004.
- Founder and Leader of the Fatah party, from 1959 until 2004.