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Muhammad Youssef Al-Najjar (Abu Youssef)

(? - 1973)

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Leader from Gaza; member of the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS); helped to set up Fatah in the late 1950s; active role in setting up organisations similar to Fatah in Saudi Arabia and Qatar; school teacher; commander of Al-Assifa, Fatah's military arm; named to the PLO Executive Committee in 1968; in early years first military commander of Fatah; leader and operational head of Black September Organization (operated 1970-74); killed by an Israeli raid in Beirut on April 10, 1973.

Sources: PASSIA

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