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Boulos Shehadeh

Boulos Shehadeh

Sector : Academic Figures, Law

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1882
  • Age: 141
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Boulos Shehadeh Shehadeh (1882-1943), Palestinian journalist, poet and politician from Ramallah.

He was educated at Zion School in Jerusalem, then continued his studies at the Youth School, later known as the English College. He founded the Mirror of the East newspaper in Jerusalem on September 17, 1919. It was a daily, political and social newspaper published in both Arabic and English. It continued to be published until his death in 1942. He also wrote in many newspapers in the field of prose and poetry, such as Al-Muqtataf newspaper and Al-Zuhur magazine, owned by his friend Anton Al-Jamil. He attended the Seventh Palestinian Arab Conference in 1928.

Among his books was the book “History of Jerusalem” in collaboration with Dr. Khalil Totah in 1920. He was known for his unparalleled audacity. It is said that he addressed a large crowd that was gathered in Al-Jarina Square in the city of Haifa and demanded the overthrow of Sultan Abdul Hamid, which led to his judgment in 1907, so he fled to Cairo He belonged to the Arab Episcopal Church of Saint Andrew in Ramallah and was an active member of its synod.

his family
He married Mary Sarrouf, a feminist and social activist at that time, who wrote for the Mirror of the East newspaper, and took charge of literary programs on Al-Quds Radio. His brother Salim Shehadeh worked as a judge in the Central Court in Jaffa and retired in 1946. His son Fouad Shehadeh worked as a lawyer and in 1994 assumed the position of deputy of the Jordanian Bar Association.

his death
He died in 1943 and was buried in the large cemetery in Ramallah.


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