Definition of Fatah in English:

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Pronunciation: /fəˈtä/
Pronunciation: /ˈfädə/
(also al-Fatah)
A Palestinian political and military organization founded in 1958 by Yasser Arafat and others to bring about the establishment of a Palestinian state. It dominated the Palestine Liberation Organization from the 1960s, but more recently has been challenged by more extreme groups, and in 2006 was defeated by Hamas in the elections for the Palestinian National Authority.


Arabic, literally 'victory'.

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Syllabification: Fa·tah

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