1935 - Born on the 26th of March in Safed, Palestine.
1948 - His family became refugees during the war and settled in Syria.
- He graduated from the University of Damascus in Syria.
1950 - He became heavily involved in underground Palestinian politics, joining a number of exiled Palestinians
1957 - He was one of the founding members of Fatah.
1993 - He was the first Palestine Liberation Organization official to visit Saudi Arabia after the Gulf War in
2003 - His appointment as Palestinian Prime Minister, was heavily criticized as an example of Holocaust Denial.
- He served as the first Prime Minister of Palestinian Authority.
2005 - He was Elected President of the Palestinian National Authority on the 9th of January.
- He refused to disarm Palestinian militants and use force to act against groups of "terrorist
- on the 25th of July, He announced that he will move his office to Gaza until the complete withdrawal
of Israeli troops.
2006 - On the 16th of December, he called for new legislative elections, to bring an end to the parliamentary
stalemate between Fatah and Hamas in forming a national unity government.
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