Arafat is a surname or given name, and may refer to:

  • Yasser Arafat (1929–2004), Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), President of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA)
  • Fathi Arafat (1933–2004), Palestinian physician
  • Moussa Arafat (circa 1940–2005), cousin of Yasser Arafat
  • Raed Arafat (born 1964), Romanian physician
  • Suha Arafat (born 1963), widow of Yasser Arafat
  • Yasir Arafat (cricketer) (born 1982), Pakistani cricketer

Famous quotes containing the word arafat:

    Palestine is the cement that holds the Arab world together, or it is the explosive that blows it apart.
    —Yasir Arafat (b. 1929)

    We are not asking for the moon.
    —Yasir Arafat (b. 1929)

    Whoever thinks of stopping the uprising before it achieves its goals, I will give him ten bullets in the chest.
    —Yasir Arafat (b. 1929)