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George Habash

1926 - 2008

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George Habash (Arabic: جورج حبش, romanized: Jūrj Ḥabash), also known by his laqab "al-Hakim" (Arabic: الحكيم, romanized: al-Ḥakīm, "the wise one" or "the doctor"; 2 August 1926 – 26 January 2008) was a Palestinian Christian politician who founded the Marxist–Leninist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Habash has received more than 465,562 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). George Habash is the 58th most popular extremist (down from 52nd in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from Israel (up from 114th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Israeli Extremist.

George Habash is most famous for founding the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

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Among extremists, George Habash ranks 58 out of 209Before him are Patrizia Reggiani, Edmund Kemper, George Stinney, Gudrun Ensslin, Jordan Belfort, and Friedrich Jeckeln. After him are Frank Sheeran, Karl Denke, Hermine Braunsteiner, Johnny Torrio, Barry Seal, and Timothy McVeigh.

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Among people born in 1926, George Habash ranks 66Before him are Abdus Salam, Abdoulaye Wade, Harry Dean Stanton, John Fowles, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, and Richard Matheson. After him are Joan Sutherland, César Pelli, Shohei Imamura, Kim Jae-gyu, Gyula Grosics, and Henry Way Kendall. Among people deceased in 2008, George Habash ranks 43Before him are Masanobu Fukuoka, Ivan Rebroff, Mark Felt, Aimé Césaire, Dino Risi, and Phil Hill. After him are George Emil Palade, Tassos Papadopoulos, Robert Rauschenberg, Horst Tappert, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and Giuseppe Di Stefano.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, George Habash ranks 110 out of 430Before him are Philip the Evangelist (100), Gene Simmons (1949), Abu Nidal (1937), Isaac Herzog (1960), Ofra Haza (1957), and Aaron Ciechanover (1947). After him are Nahum (-600), Simeon of Jerusalem (100), Yitzhak Navon (1921), Shimon bar Yochai (1), Leila Khaled (1944), and Yuval Noah Harari (1976).

Among EXTREMISTS In Israel

Among extremists born in Israel, George Habash ranks 2Before him are Abu Nidal (1937). After him are Sirhan Sirhan (1944), Wadie Haddad (1927), and Yigal Amir (1970).