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Ahmad Saadat

Influential leader of PFLP, prominent figure in Palestinian political struggle.

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Date of Birth:



Al-Bireh, Ramallah, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Ahmad Saadat is recognized for his significant role in Palestinian politics and resistance movements. As the Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), his leadership and unwavering stance against occupation have made him a key figure in Palestinian history.

Brief bio

Ahmad Saadat, born in 1953 in al-Bireh, near Ramallah, became an influential Palestinian leader as the Secretary-General of the PFLP. Known for his political activism and resistance, he has been a central figure in shaping the Palestinian struggle for liberation and has faced imprisonment for his actions.

Major Milestones


  • 1969: Joined the PFLP and began his journey as a political activist.

  • 2001: Became the Secretary-General of the PFLP.

  • 2006: Elected as a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council while in prison.

  • 2006: Imprisoned by Israeli occupation after an assault on a Palestinian Authority prison.

  • 2021: Contested the May 2021 legislative elections through the PFLP’s ‘People’s Pulse’ list​​​​​​​​.

  • Leadership in the PFLP, steering the organization through challenging political landscapes...See More

  • Elected representation in the Palestinian Legislative Council, highlighting his political impact...See More

  • Vocal opposition to the Oslo Accord, advocating for alternative strategies in the Palestinian struggle...See More

  • Advocacy for preserving Palestinian collective memory and popular consciousness.

  • Symbolizing resistance and steadfastness in the face of prolonged imprisonment and adversities.

Date of Last Update: 
December 18, 2023

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