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Wael Zwaiter

Wael Zwaiter

Sector : Cultural Figures , Writers

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  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1934
  • Age: 83
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Wael Zwaiter "born in Nablus on January 2, 1934" was a Palestinian translator, assassinated as the first target of Israel'sOperation Wrath of God campaign following the 1972 Munich massacre.

Israel considered Zwaiter a terrorist for his role in the Black September group, while his supporters argue that he was "never conclusively linked" with Black September or the Munich massacre and was killed in retribution.

Zwaiter  the son of Adel Zu'aiter He went to Iraq and studied Arabic literature and philosophy at the University of Baghdad. Zwaiter moved then to Libya and afterwards to Rome, where he was a PLO representative and worked as a translator for the Libyanembassy.

In addition to his native Arabic, Zwaiter spoke French, Italian, and English. During his time in Italy, Zwaiter was in the process of translating One Thousand and One Nights from Arabic into Italian, but according to Emily Jacir, he never completed this.


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