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Majed Abu Sharar

Majed Abu Sharar

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  • Country of residence : Lebanon
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1936
  • Age : 80
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Born in Dura, near Hebron, in 1936; received his elementary and preparatory school education in Gaza (where his father had moved with the Egyptian forces as part of Al-Jihad Al-Muqaddas in the 1940s and was working as a Judge); received a Law degree from Alexandria University in Cairo in 1958; became a Muslim Brotherhood member; returned to Dura, then moved to Jordan, where he worked first as teacher, then as school principal; since 1959, editor of Al-Ayyam in Saudi Arabia, where he also joined Fateh in 1962; Fateh leader since 1966 and active in its Tanzim; moved to Jordan following the 1967 War and worked with Fateh’s Media Dept. under Kamal Adwan and as editor-in-chief of the Fateh magazine; served as Sec.-Gen. of the Fateh Revolutionary Council from Sept. 1971; became Director of the PLO Information Dept. following the assassination of Adwan in 1973; in charge of the media and the operations section in the PLO; PNC member; was elected to the Fateh Central Committee in May 1980; active member of the General Union of Palestinian Writers and Journalists since 1972; played a role in the dialogue between Fateh and other factions; killed by an explosion in his hotel room on a visit to an international Palestinian solidarity conference in Rome on the eve of 9 Oct. 1981; was buried in Beirut.


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