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Fawzi Qutb

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1917
  • Age: 106
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Fawzi al-Qutb, a Palestinian bomb maker and expert, participated in the 1936 revolution and played a pivotal role during the 1947-1948 war.


His birth and upbringing

Fawzi Namik al-Qutb was born in 1917 in Damascus, where his father was working as an accountant in the Ottoman Empire's finances. He completed his elementary school education at the Rashidiyyah School in Jerusalem, continued his studies at Terra Santa College, and then worked as an employee at the British Government Printing Press. He had mastered the English language since his youth for his work in the British Printing Press, and he had mastered the Turkish language on account of his Turkish mother. He was also fond of dismantling and reassembling things. The American historian J. Bowyer Bell described him as not at all like the Arabs, as he was tall, blond, and had green eyes.


Together with his comrades, Sobhi Abi Gharbia (brother of Bahjat Abo Gharbia) and Dawoud Al-Alami, he established a commando group during the 1936 revolution, and planned and carried out a series of commando operations in the Jewish neighborhoods, such as throwing bombs and burning warehouses and factories there.


Fawzi participated in a number of battles in 1936, including the Battle of Balaa on August 10, the Battle of Asira Al-Shamaliya on August 17, the Battle of Wadi Arara on August 20, and the Battle of Ain Dor on the 26th of the same month.


his escape to Iraq

And when his friend Sami Al-Ansari was martyred, he carried out an operation in which he killed a British policeman, and another policeman followed him at Damascus Gate. The British authorities tracked him down, accusing him of killing a number of Britons and Jews, and when their pursuit intensified, he left Jerusalem in disguise to Iraq and participated in the revolution of Rashid Ali al-Kilani in 1941, then moved to Constantinople, and investigated the Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini, so he sent him to Germany where he received several military courses, and trained in Preparing explosives and mines, and worked on the Arab radio that was broadcasting from Germany with the Iraqi journalist and media personality Younes Bahri.


His return to Jerusalem

Later, he returned to Jerusalem and met with Abd al-Qadir al-Husseini and the alpha Arab Destruction Squad, which trained young men in the preparation of explosives and mines. February 1, 1948, the Ben Yehuda Street bombings, the Mekor Chaim colony on March 13, 1948, the Montefiore neighborhood, the Kfar Etzion convoy, the Qastal road, the Hadassah convoy, the Nabi Jacob colony, the attack on the Jewish Agency carried out by Anton Daoud, and the bombing of the railway between Jerusalem and Jaffa. He remained in Jerusalem until the 1967 setback occurred, so he left it for Damascus and opened a translation office, as he was fluent in languages besides Arabic, English, Turkish, German, and a little Italian.


his death

He died in Damascus in 1988 with more than twenty shrapnel left over from the effects of jihad.




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