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Daoud Erekat

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1927
  • Age: 94
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Daoud Ali Erekat was born in Jerusalem in 1927. He and his family took refuge in the Italian Hospital in Jerusalem during the 1936 revolution. In 1949, he became a member of the National Liberation League, and was active in the demonstrations against the Baghdad Pact. He completed his secondary education in Cairo in 1951, then studied the oud at the Cairo Music Institute between 1953-1954. Sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in Jordan; This was due to his activism in the Communist Party, and he spent a period of his rule in Al-Jafr Prison and Amman Central. He was also sentenced to another year for his activity in political demonstrations, as he was imprisoned from 1957 until 1965, and was released after an amnesty for political prisoners was announced.

In 1965 he started a dairy production project under the name "White Honey" in Jericho, and he had been arrested several times by the Israeli authorities between 1968 and 1976, and during his imprisonment he had been tortured, causing him sores in his eyes. Israeli lawyer Felicia Langer reported on the subject in her book, With My Own Eyes, published in 1975.

In 1974, he signed the charter in support of the Palestine Liberation Organization, as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people. He was exiled to southern Lebanon on November 4, 1974, because of his political activity, where he spent a year in Beirut and then 18 in Damascus, and completed his career in the Palestinian Communist Party and then the Palestine Liberation Organization, and was elected a member of the Central Committee of the Palestinian Communist Party in addition to being a member of the Council Central Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization. He was allowed to return to Palestine in May 1993, where he settled in Jericho, and from there he continued his social and cultural activities in a number of local institutions, and had founded the “May Ziada Cultural Salon.”

It is reported that David is married and has three daughters: Salam, Wiam, and Luna.

He died in Jericho on December 18, 2020 AD, corresponding to Jumada al-Ula 3, 1442 AH, at the age of 93.




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