Some PLO events are overlooked in the new Arafat Museum.Credit:AP. Israeli helicopters attacked the compound hours after an Islamic suicide bombing in Jerusalem. Suha attended a convent school, Rosary Sisters' School, in Beit Hanina, Jerusalem. In this capacity, he continued to negotiate with world leaders. His full name is Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat Al-Qudwa Al Husseini. "Arafat's story is the story of the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom and independence," said Nasser Kidwa, Arafat's nephew and head of the Arafat Foundation. There is also a nightstand and lamp, a prayer carpet and a painting by his then-young daughter Zahwa. Yet, he continued to work for the cause till his death. Look back at the legacy of the controversial leader. Arafat's small plane crashes April 8 in a sandstorm in the Libyan desert, killing the pilot and two others. Zahwa Arafat Arafat's daughter, Zahwa, is born. He died on 11 November 2004 of a massive hemorrhagic cerebrovascular accident at the age of 75. [4][5] Suha's father Daoud Tawil, an Oxford-educated[6] banker,[7] was born in Jaffa (now part of Tel Aviv). In the first-ever elections held by Palestinians, Arafat wins the post of president of the Palestinian Authority by a landslide. Zahwa was named after Arafat's mother. The five-square-metre room is the centrepiece of the new Arafat Museum, which opens to the public on Thursday to coincide with the 12th anniversary of Arafat's death. Arafat sits with aides and medical staff in Ramallah on October 28, 2004. Suha secretly married Arafat on 17 July 1990, when she was aged 27 and he was 61. In the same year, he was elected to its central committee. He collected the prize jointly with Rabin and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, in recognition of their historic peace accord. ... Clamart. Concurrently, Arafat also announced the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, of which he was nominated president. The British withdraw from Palestine, and the first Arab-Israeli war breaks out. During this period, he also joined the Federation of Palestinian Students and the Egyptian Union of Students. Ararat’s father was not able to raise the seven children he had brought up. They obtained Tunisian citizenship in September 2006. The beaches are closed, the leaves are falling, the wind is coming down the lake from the north and we’re stuck inside. In his speech, he said, "I have come bearing an olive branch and a freedom fighter's gun. Arafat meets with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in 1988. In September, Israeli troops allow Christian Phalangists to enter Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. In 1956, he graduated with a degree in civil engineering. April 20, 2010 to present. Barak resigns and calls for a special election as the unrest continues. He sent Ararat and his broth… Their only child, Zahwa, was born on 24 July 1995. A top aide said Arafat suffered a brain hemorrhage. [11], Suha converted to Sunni Islam at the time of her marriage. This allows him to install a new Palestinian government by decree. Zahwa was named after Arafat's mother. Later in the same years, as the Suez Crisis erupted, Arafat joined the war, fighting with the Egyptian Army against Israel, United Kingdom and France. Situations have arrayed to create a teachable moment for Harvard University—indeed, for all of academia. This essay is part of a collection of essays commemorating the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter. It was attended by several heads of governments. Updated 1629 GMT (0029 HKT) June 19, 2017. Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qorei, who had said Gaza was in "chaos" over corruption and who had refused to withdraw his resignation in a dispute with over reform, vows to stay on the job after meeting with Palestinian lawmakers. Palestinian security forces cry over Arafat's grave after he was buried at his compound in Ramallah on November 12, 2004.