Abu Ahmad Fouad

Ahmad Muragha (أحمد مراغة), more commonly known as Abu Ahmad Fouad, has been the deputy general secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) since 2013 (succeeding Abdel Rahim Malouh) and is a member of the group’s Politburo.

He was born in Silwan, a neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, in 1942. Abu Ahmad Fouad initially joined the Arab National Movement before helping to found the PFLP in 1967. Having reportedly obtained military training in Egypt and Jordan, he has been extensively involved in the activities of the group’s armed wing, the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, and took part in the ‘Black September’ fighting against Jordanian forces in 1970. Following the PLO’s evacuation from Beirut in 1982 he moved to Damascus.