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Ahmad Sa'adat

Ahmad Sa'adat

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  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1953
  • Age: 62
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Ahmad Sa'adat (born in 1953 in West Bank village of al-Bireh) is a Palestinian militant in the and Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a Palestinian terror organization.Sa'adat graduated in 1975 from the UNRWA Teachers College, Ramallah, specializing in Mathematics. He has been frequently arrested by Israeli Occupation authorities since his youth. The first occasion was in February 1969, when he was kept in detention for 3 months. He was rearrested the following year, and imprisoned for 2 years and 4 months. Soon after his release, in 1973 he was detained for 10 months, and again in 1975 for 45 days. After his graduation, he was sentenced to 4 years in prison, and in 1985 served another 2.5 years. In 1989 he was held under administrative detention for 9 months, and in 1992 for 13 months.

Saadat became the Secretary-General of the PFLP in October 2001. He succeeded Abu Ali Mustafa to the post, after Mustafa was assassinated by Israelis at his office in Ramallah in the West Bank. He believes in the right of return for all Palestinian refugees and their descendants back to their former homes.

He was imprisoned in Jericho by the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) in 2002. In March 2006, the US and British team in charge of monitoring the prison left because of poor security conditions. Israeli forces subsequently carried out the so-called Operation Bringing Home the Goods and kidnapped Sa'adat and took him to Israel; he is currently in solitary confinement in an Israeli prison.


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