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Walid Nimr
(Abu 'Ali Iyad)
Qalqiliya, Tulkarm, Palestine
(1934-1971)
Walid Nimr (Abu 'Ali Iyad) - Early Fateh leader; assumed control of Fateh for a short while when PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat was arrested in 1966.
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Walid Nimr

Born in 1934; from Qalqilya; was educated in Qalqilya, graduating from high school in 1953; moved to Ya’cuba, Iraq, where he attended a teacher training program; taught in Algeria and received training in the Algerian army in 1964;

Early Fateh leader (recruited by Khalil Al-Wazir); joined Fateh field command in Damascus in 1965; assumed control of Fateh for a short while when PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat was arrested in 1966, until he was arrested himself;

Moved to Jordan after the June 1967 War and became a leader of the Palestinian revolution forces in Ajlun; ran a training camp for recruits at Al-Hama, Syria, in 1968; became member of the Fateh Central Committee with overall responsibility for Syria and Lebanon; member of the general leadership of Al-Assifa Fateh resistance forces; tried in vain to convince the resistance movement to pull back from Amman before the 1970 Black September;

Was killed at Ajlun by Jordanian forces in an offensive against the fedayeen in July 1971.

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Walid Nimr (Abu 'Ali Iyad)