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Palestinian poet 'Abu Arab' dies at 83
Published Sunday 02/03/2014 (updated) 13/03/2014 10:02
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BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian poet Ibrahim Mohammad Saleh died on Sunday after a long fight with illness.

His grandson, Ayham Matar, told Ma'an that Saleh, who is commonly known as Abu Arab, died in his house in Homs on Sunday afternoon.

Abu Arab, deemed "the poet of the Palestinian revolution," was born in al-Shajara village near Tiberia in mandate Palestine in 1931.

He lived in a number of refugee camps in Arab states, before ending up in Syria.

Shajara formed his first band which consisted of 14 singers in Jordan in 1980.

His father was killed while fighting Israeli forces in 1948, while his son was killed in the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982.

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1 ) Najm Ibrahim / Canada
02/03/2014 23:36
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un - إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ‎ - "Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return" - "May Allah magnify your reward, make better your solace and forgive your deceased. Be patient, Allah loves those who are patient".

2 ) Claudia / Ireland
03/03/2014 00:31
RIP, a wonderful artist gone. 'Ya Yomma'. One of his most hauntingly beautiful songs.

3 ) j / usa
03/03/2014 23:13
Is there a palestinian who hasn't fought israel? That's what I want to know.

4 ) marijke / holland
18/03/2014 17:27
You know what occupation is, don't you? Imagine it were you? Being chased from your home, being disregarded for 65 years, against all International Laws. Many Palestinians have not fought Israel, many just survive their extremely difficult lifes, trying to give their children what they need.

5 ) Jalal / USA
22/03/2014 17:02
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ Rahmatu Allahy Alaika ya abu arab.
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