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Zuheir Mohsen

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1936
  • Age: 85
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Zuhair Hassan Zahir Mohsen (born in Tulkarem 1936 - assassinated on July 25, 1979 in Cannes) is a Palestinian politician and military leader, one of the most prominent Palestinian politicians, and the leader of the Sa’iqa Organization, and one of the most prominent leaders of the Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party, who held important and high positions in the Palestine Liberation Organization, Including head of the military department of the organization.

His upbringing and educational attainment
Zuhair Hassan Zahir Mohsen was born in the Palestinian city of Tulkarm in 1936. He received his primary, preparatory and secondary education in the schools of his city, and completed secondary school in 1954 at the prestigious Al-Fadiliyah School in the city.

his personal life
Zuhair Mohsen is married and has a son named Hassan, and he does not have any house or villa in his name as he used to rent an apartment.

his political life
Zuhair Mohsen joined the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party in his city of Tulkarm in 1953, and in 1957 he became a member of the party's leadership in Tulkarm, which led to his prosecution and arrest.

Mohsen worked as a teacher in Kuwait, and in 1964 he became a member of the leadership of the party organization in Kuwait.

In 1968, he left his job in Kuwait, and moved to Damascus, where he became a member of the national leadership of the Unified Palestinian Organization until the end of 1968.

his positions
Member of the leadership of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party.
Member of the Palestinian National Council since 1968.
Vice President of the Palestinian National Council.
Secretary-General of the Sa'iqa Organization "Vanguards of the People's Liberation War Organization", from July 1971 until his assassination on July 25, 1979.
Chairman of the Higher Political Committee for the Palestinians in Lebanon.
Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Head of the military department in the Palestine Liberation Organization until his death.
Member of the National Command of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party in 1971 until his death.

In a huge procession that roamed the streets of Damascus, his body was buried in a state funeral in which both President Hafez al-Assad and President Yasser Arafat participated, and he was buried in the cemetery of the martyrs of Palestine in Damascus.



Achievements and Awards

His writings
The book "The Palestinian Revolution between Thought and Practice", Damascus in 1972.
Book of the Palestinian revolution between the present and the future, Damascus in 1973.
The book "Our Position in the Lebanese Crisis", Damascus 1977.
"Consolidation of Revolutionary Thought" book, Beirut in 1978.

In his honor, a school named after him was built in his city of Tulkarm.



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