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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 266,244 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Khalil al-Wazir is the 857th most popular military personnel (down from 793rd in 2019), the 167th most popular biography from Israel (down from 160th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Israeli Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Khalil al-Wazir ranks 857 out of 1,468Before her are Joseph E. Johnston, Hans von Salmuth, Otto Wöhler, Paik Sun-yup, François Claude Amour, marquis de Bouillé, and Julius Jacob von Haynau. After her are Gaius Laelius, Serena, Hamazasp Babadzhanian, Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, Rudolf Schmundt, and Presian.

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Among people born in 1935, Khalil al-Wazir ranks 125Before her are Diane Ladd, Michael Walzer, Ján Popluhár, Annie Proulx, Mohamed Choukri, and Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. After her are Robert Conrad, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Franco Citti, David Lodge, Djamila Bouhired, and Carl Andre. Among people deceased in 1988, Khalil al-Wazir ranks 70Before her are Ilona Elek, Raymond Dart, Antal Doráti, Lev Pontryagin, Andy Gibb, and Takeo Miki. After her are Trevor Howard, Gil Evans, Piero Taruffi, Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, Anna Mahler, and Françoise Dolto.

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Among people born in Israel, Khalil al-Wazir ranks 167 out of 430Before her are Dani Karavan (1930), Amos Tversky (1937), Dana International (1969), Rafi Eitan (1926), Dirk III, Count of Holland (982), and Peter I, Count of Alençon (1251). After her are Eliahu Inbal (1936), Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani (1909), Daliah Lavi (1942), Justus of Tiberias (35), Uzi Narkiss (1925), and John of Patmos (50).


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), Disappearance of Ron Arad (1958), Aviv Kochavi (1964), and Gilad Shalit (1986).