Fatah (Arabic فتح) is a Palestinian secular nationalist organization. The name itself is a reverse acronym of Harakat al-Tahrir al-Watani al-Filastini. The organization's founder and leader until his death was Yasir Arafat. It is currently headed by Farouk Kaddoumi, the secretary-general of the Fatah central committee. Politically, Fatah falls left-of-center, bordering on socialism. Fatah is a full member of Socialist International. Mahmoud Abbas, a member of Fatah, is currently the president of the Palestinian National Authority.
The official goal of Fatah is the "complete liberation of Palestine, and eradication of Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence". Its president Mahmoud Abbas stated that “there is no difference between our policies and those of Hamas.”