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Mahmoud Al-Hamshari

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  • Страна местожительства: Palestine
  • Пол: Male
  • Born in: 1938
  • key_age: 85
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Mahmoud Ahmed Hamdan Al-Hamshari (1938 - January 10, 1973) was a Palestinian politician and diplomat. He was the first ambassador of the Palestine Liberation Organization to France, and he was one of the first fighters in the Fatah movement. He was assassinated by the Israeli Mossad in the French capital, Paris.

his upbringing
Mahmoud Ahmed Hamdan Al-Hamshari was born in 1938, and he received his education in the schools of the city of Tulkarm, where he studied at the Fadhiliya School in the city.

Mahmoud al-Hamshari arrived in Paris from Algeria, where he began his activity with Saeed al-Saba', director of the Palestine Liberation Organization's office in Algeria, and from there he moved to France as a representative of the Fatah movement. His good French language helped him communicate with the French elites, their forces, and their intellectuals. When Mahmoud spoke, he used to speak French with an accent. Clear Palestinian and describes the words slowly so that he can choose the appropriate word, he was thinking in Arabic even if he spoke French.

Al-Hamshari succeeded in establishing broad relations with representatives of French public opinion and wooing many elites in favor of the Palestinian cause, thus complementing the role of his colleague Wael Zuaiter in Rome.

assassinate him
He was an easy target for the Zionist Mossad by virtue of his political and diplomatic work, and his diplomatic presence in France did not protect him from the grip of the Mossad. According to Palestinian sources, the Mossad used a simple trick to trap him. Before the assassination, a person called him impersonating an Italian journalist, asking for an interview with him. The location of the meeting was determined at the organization's office in Paris two days before his death. Al-Hamshari escaped from the house, his agents infiltrated it, and placed a remote-controlled explosive bomb under the wooden floor and at a point located under the telephone table. At nine o'clock in the morning on December 8, 1972, the phone rang, and Al-Hamshari picked up the phone, and the charge exploded, seriously wounding him in the thigh. He was transferred to Cochin Hospital in Paris, where he died of his injuries a month later (on January 10, 1973) of the accident. His will was that he be buried in the city of Tulkarm in the event of his death. However, the Israeli authorities refused to transfer his body to Tulkarm for burial, so he was buried in the Bir cemetery. Lachaise in Paris.

Information was leaked about the responsibility of mercenary Mike Harari for his assassination.

As in the case of Zaiter, the Israeli press accused Hamshari of playing a role in the Munich operation.

In his memory, a school bearing his name was built in the city of Tulkarem in the West Bank, in addition to the Mahmoud Al-Hamshari Hospital in the Lebanese Sidon region in 1974. The Arab-French Solidarity Association also periodically awarded the Palestine Prize (Mahmoud Al-Hamshari Award), which is a literary award in France established in 1979.



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