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Kamal Adwan

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1925
  • Age: 91
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Born in the village of Barbara (near Gaza) in 1925; became refugee in the course of the 1948 Nakba; was involved with the Popular Resistance Front against occupation in Gaza during 1956-57 and was arrested by Israel; worked as teacher in Qatar in the late 1950s; later studied Petroleum Engineering in Cairo; founding member of Fateh and one of its lifetime key figures; attended the first PNC in 1964; among the top leaders of the Black September Organization; killed in an Israeli retaliatory commando raid on Beirut on 10 April 1973.


Achievements and Awards

PLO leader in charge of operations in the OPT; in charge of Fateh’s Occupied Homeland Bureau from Sept. 1971; Fateh Central Committee member since 1971.

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