PA to exhume Arafat's remains for testing

RAMALLAH, West Bank, July 4 (UPI) -- The Palestinian Authority Wednesday agreed to exhume Yasser Arafat's body after tests indicated he may have been poisoned by polonium.

Some Palestinian Web sites blocked

RAMALLAH, West Bank, April 30 (UPI) -- Web sites critical of the Palestinian Authority leadership or providing instructions on how to make bombs have been shut down, a Palestinian official said.

Palestinian strongman's home raided

RAMALLAH, West Bank, July 28 (UPI) -- Palestinian security forces raided the Ramallah home of ousted Fatah strongman and former Gaza security chief Mohammed Dahlan, officials said.
PA head Abbas cracks down on rival Dahlan

PA head Abbas cracks down on rival Dahlan

RAMALLAH, West Bank, June 14 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is cracking down on former Gaza Strip security chief Mohammed Dahlan, a longtime rival, in what appears to be a power struggle within the mainstream Fatah movement.
Ex-Fatah official named in Libya arms deal

Ex-Fatah official named in Libya arms deal

RAMALLAH, West Bank, April 6 (UPI) -- Fatah is investigating reports former Palestinian security chief Mohammed Dahlan supplied Israeli-made weapons to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
Fatah official accused of planning coup

Fatah official accused of planning coup

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Palestinian officials accused former Fatah strongman Mohammed Dahlan of planning a coup against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, officials said.
Abbas faces 'power grab' by key rival

Abbas faces 'power grab' by key rival

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is cracking down on one of his main political rivals, former security chief Mohammed Dahlan, amid signs of a growing rift in the Palestinian leadership as U.S. efforts to revive the moribund peace process founder.

Tough-talking Fatah chief is back

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The return of former security chief Mohammed Dahlan from exile to the inner circle of Palestinian political power could signal a new dynamic in the long-moribund peace process.
Fatah's new generation gains power in voting

Fatah's new generation gains power in voting

BERLIN, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- In the first elections in 20 years, young leaders gained influential posts in Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah Party.

Scores injured in Fatah wedding in Gaza

JERUSALEM, July 22 (UPI) -- Scores of Palestinians were injured in an explosion at a Fatah wedding in southern Gaza, media reports said.

Abbas tabs Arafat aide for deputy PM

GAZA, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has supported former Arafat aide Mohammed Dahlan as his nation's next deputy prime minister, a report said.

Gunmen storm Gaza resort

JERUSALEM, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Dozens of gunmen who claimed to be members of al-Qaida blew up a reception hall at Gaza beach resort popular with Israeli tourists.

Quartet Committee inspects Erez crossing

GAZA, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The president of an international Quartet Committee overseeing Israel's withdrawal from Gaza inspected Erez crossing between the Strip and Israel Wednesday.

Dahlan slams Hamas, Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 21 (UPI) -- Palestinian Civil Affairs Minister Mohammed Dahlan accused Hamas of trying to stage a military coup against the Palestinian Authority.

Settlements can house 250,000 Palestinians

GAZA, July 1 (UPI) -- Palestinian Minister for Civilian Affairs Mohammed Dahlan Friday said lands occupied by Jewish settlements in Gaza can accommodate up to 250,000 Palestinians.
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Mohammed Dahlan
Mohammed Dahlan, newly appointed Civil Affairs Minister enters Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia office in Ramallah, West Bank, February 24, 2005. The Palestinian Legislative Council approved the reformed government with a vote of 54-12, with four abstentions. The government includes 17 newcomers with nearly half with doctoral degrees, replacing the late Yasser Arafat's old guard. (UPI Photo/Debbie Hill)

Mohammed Dahlan (Arabic: محمد دحلان) born on September 29, 1961 in Khan Younis Refugee Camp, Khan Younis, Gaza Strip also known by the kunya or nom de guerre Abu Fadi (Arabic: أبو فادي) (Muhammad Dahlan is another spelling of his name) is a Palestinian politician, the former leader of Fatah in Gaza. Dahlan was born to a refugee family from Hamama, the youngest of six children.

Dahlan became politically active as a teenager and in 1981 helped to establish the Gaza branch of the Fatah Youth Movement Fatah Hawks in the Gaza Strip. Between 1981 and 1986, he was arrested by Israel 11 times for his leading role in the movement. During his time in prison, he learned to speak Hebrew fluently. Following his release from prison, Dahlan completed a BA in Business Administration at the Islamic University of Gaza.

In 2007, Dahlan assisted in a U.S. plan to overthrow the elected Hamas government in Gaza, but the coup failed when Hamas carried out a counter-coup, and routed Fatah forces in Gaza instead.

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