1938 – Born in the northern West Bank town of Arraba near Jenin.
1955 – He joined the Arab National Movement
1957 – He was arrested and sentenced by a military court to five years in an East Jordan prison by the Jordanian government's cooperation with the British colonizers.
1961 – After being released, he took charge of the Arab Nationalist Movement’s operations in the Nothern West Bank.
1967 – He worked with Dr. George Habang in organizing the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. He later on became the commander-in-chief of the PFLP military forces
1999 - He returned to the West Bank under a deal struck between Yasser Arafat and Ehud Barak, Israel's Prime Minister.
2000 – Upon George Habash’s retirement, he became the new general secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
2001 – On the 27th of August, he was assassinated by two rockets being fired from an Israeli Helicopter in his desk at Ramallah.
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