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This paper is a behavioral and strategic analysis of Palestinian Chairman, Yassir Arafat. The research is qualitatively compiled, using broad samples of behavior, referring to thoughts, feelings, and actions that have been reported in the media over a long period of time and in different situations. The method used is based upon data collection, classification into content categories and types of information, and analysis. The behavioral and strategic analysis emerged from 25 content categories, each of them describing patterns of behavior. The categories were divided into three major sections: (a) distinctive traits that characterize Yassir Arafat today; (b) functional characteristics and leadership style; and (c) strategic analysis.