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Sulaiman Rashid Najjab

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1934
  • Age: 82
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Born in Jibya village in 1934; joined the Jordanian Communist Party (JCP) soon after its creation and became its Deputy Sec.-Gen.; was arrested after the April 1957 dismissal of the Nabulsi’s government and imprisoned for eight years in Al-Jafar camp; was active in creating the PNF; among the first Palestinians wanted by the Israeli authorities following the occupation in 1967; went underground and organized resistance against the occupation; was eventually arrested by Israel in 1974 and placed for nine months in administrative detention before being deported in Feb. 1975; one of the leaders of the Palestinian Communist Party; was appointed as its representative to the PLO Exec. Committee in April 1987 (until his death in 2001); played a key role in reconciling various resistance groups; participated in establishing the Palestinian People’s Party (PPP) in 1991 and was elected member of its Central Committee and politburo; one of nine PLO Exec. Committee members who signed a statement rejecting the Oslo II Agreement on 4 Oct. 1995; died from cancer in the US on 12 Aug. 2001; was buried in Ramallah on 18 Aug. 2001.


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