Khalil al-Wazir

1935 - 1988

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Khalil Ibrahim al-Wazir (Arabic: خليل إبراهيم الوزير, also known by his kunya Abu Jihad أبو جهاد—"Jihad's Father"; 10 October 1935 – 16 April 1988) was a Palestinian leader and co-founder of the nationalist party Fatah. As a top aide of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Yasser Arafat, al-Wazir had considerable influence in Fatah's military activities, eventually becoming the commander of Fatah's armed wing al-Assifa. Al-Wazir became a refugee when his family was expelled from Ramla during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and began leading a minor fedayeen force in the Gaza Strip. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Khalil al-Wazir has received more than 395,854 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Khalil al-Wazir is the 598th most popular military personnel (up from 871st in 2019), the 143rd most popular biography from Israel (up from 164th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Israeli Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Khalil al-Wazir ranks 598 out of 2,058Before her are Walter Krüger, Husband E. Kimmel, Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours, Süleyman Pasha, Yue Jin, and Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle. After her are Mikhail Alekseyev, Nicolaus von Below, Minamoto no Yorimitsu, Peucestas, Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, and William Stuart-Houston.

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Among people born in 1935, Khalil al-Wazir ranks 76Before her are António Ramalho Eanes, Abdou Diouf, Sonny Bono, Dharmendra, Maj Sjöwall, and Marina Doria. After her are Lajos Tichy, Toni Sailer, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Charles Duke, Floyd Patterson, and Bent Larsen. Among people deceased in 1988, Khalil al-Wazir ranks 44Before her are Hans Urs von Balthasar, Ana Aslan, Willem Drees, Chico Mendes, Muzafer Sherif, and Trường Chinh. After her are Paul Grice, Luis Walter Alvarez, Yevgeny Mravinsky, Renato Salvatori, Karl August Wittfogel, and René Char.

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Among people born in Israel, Khalil al-Wazir ranks 143 out of 466Before her are Simeon of Jerusalem (100), Wadie Haddad (1927), Assi Dayan (1945), Menahem Golan (1929), Naji al-Ali (1937), and A. B. Yehoshua (1936). After her are Sextus Julius Africanus (160), Uzi Narkiss (1925), Valerius Gratus (-50), Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni (1907), Naftali Bennett (1972), and Ilan Ramon (1954).


Among military personnels born in Israel, Khalil al-Wazir ranks 3Before her are Israel Tal (1924), and Yigael Yadin (1917). After her are Uzi Narkiss (1925), Yitzhak Hofi (1927), Dan Halutz (1948), Hasan Salama (1912), Dan Shomron (1937), Gilad Shalit (1986), Aviv Kochavi (1964), and Avraham Adan (1926).