Here is a look at the life of Ahmed Qorei, former prime minister of the Palestinian National Authority.
Personal: Birth date: March 1937
Birth place: Abu Dis, West Bank
Birth name: Ahmed Ali Mohammed Qorei
Other Facts: Last name can be spelled Qurei, Qureia, Qrei, Qurai or Korei.
Name is pronounced (koh-RYE).
Also known as Abu Ala.
Timeline: 1968 - Qorei leaves a career in banking to join the Fatah movement.
1983 - Named head of the Palestine Liberation Organization's executive committee's economic department.
1993 - Qorei is a key negotiator at the secret peace talks between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Oslo, Norway.
1994 - Qorei returns to the Palestinian territories, from exile in Tunisia.
January 3, 1994 - Qorei is awarded the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, for his part in the Oslo Peace Accords.
July 5, 1994 - Qorei is named economy minister of the first Palestinian cabinet.
September 19, 1994 - Qorei resigns as economy minister in a feud with Yasser Arafat, but later resumes his duties.
September 1995 - During a negotiating session with Israeli leaders, Qorei becomes ill and is hospitalized overnight.
January 20, 1996 - The Palestinian Legislative Council is established, with Qorei as the Speaker.
March 7, 1998 - Qorei is re-elected Speaker of the Council.
July 1999 - On the invitation of Knesset Speaker Avraham Burg, Qorei visits the Knesset, the most senior Palestinian official to do so at the time.
July 2000 - Qorei participates in the Camp David talks, with Yasser Arafat, Ehud Barak and President Bill Clinton.
March 10, 2001 - Qorei is elected to another term as Speaker of the Council.
February 24, 2002 - At a roadblock south of Ramallah, Israeli soldiers accidentally fire upon Qorei's car, but he is uninjured.
June 2002 - Qorei suffers a heart attack and undergoes heart bypass surgery.
February 2003 - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon holds secret talks with Qorei about the Middle East peace process.
March 2003 - During a heated Fatah meeting about the new post of prime minister, Qorei collapses and is taken out on a stretcher.
May 12, 2003 - Secretary of State Colin Powell meets with Qorei in Jericho and discusses the peace process.