Definition of Tanzim
1. Noun. A terrorist group organized by Yasser Arafat in 1995 as the armed wing of al-Fatah; serves a dual function of violent confrontation with Israel and serves as Arafat's unofficial militia to prevent rival Islamists from usurping leadership.
Category relationships: Act Of Terrorism, Terrorism, Terrorist Act
Generic synonyms: Foreign Terrorist Organization, Fto, Terrorist Group, Terrorist Organization
Geographical relationships: Israel, Sion, State Of Israel, Yisrael, Zion
Lexicographical Neighbors of Tanzim
Literary usage of Tanzim
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Erased in a Moment: Suicide Bombing Attacks Against Israeli Civilians by Joe Stork (2002)
"The memo notes that "the tanzim secretariat provides...sums of money from the tanzim and emergency budgets as allocations to the armed brothers. ..."
2. Israel's Unilaterialism: Beyond Gaza by Robert Zelnick (2006)
"As Arafat moved to armed conflict, however, and emptied his jails of hundreds of Hamas and PIJ prisoners in the process, tanzim dutifully switched to ..."
3. Center of the Storm: A Case Study of Human Rights Abuses in Hebron District by Peter Bouckaert, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (2001)
"Most of the witnesses who had seen the Palestinian gunmen believed them to be members of Fatah's tanzim militia, an organization closely associated with ..."
4. Bureaucracy of Repression: The Iraqi Government in Its Own Words by Joost R. Hiltermann (1994)
"The one affecting the Kurds is the all-powerful Office of the Organization of the North (Maktab tanzim ..."
5. Egypt Under Ismail Pacha: Being Some Chapters of Contemporary History by Blanchard Jerrold (1879)
"There is the date-palm tax, the house- tax (tanzim) ; and the rent-tax on houses, shops, ... The palm-tax is estimated to produce £211046 ; the tanzim, ..."
6. The Christian Examiner (1858)
"This word tanzimat, the Arabic plural of tanzim, or organization, does not signify a new order of things, as has sometimes been wrongly supposed, but, ..."
7. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1895)
"Formerly a great deal of friction prevailed, chiefly, I believe, because the tanzim was officered by Europeans who were not Englishmen. ..."