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Sathaj nassar

Sathaj nassar

Sector : Media, Journalists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1900
  • Age: 122
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Sazej Nassar (born in Haifa, Palestine in 1900 and died in Damascus and was buried there in 1970). She is a Palestinian journalist, political and women's activist, and one of the first female media figures in Palestine. She was the first Palestinian woman to be arrested during the British Mandate era because of her national activism. The British authorities arrested her in late 1938 on charges of supplying weapons to Palestinian revolutionaries, after describing her as a "very dangerous woman" and A "prominent instigator", and her detention in a detention center in Bethlehem lasted eleven months. An extensive campaign, both locally and internationally, was organized for her release.


Her father, of Iranian origin, is Sheikh Badi'ullah Bahai from the city of Acre, her husband is the Palestinian journalist Najib Nassar, and they have one son, Farouk Nassar.


her life

She graduated from the Nazareth Sisters School in Haifa, then began her career in 1923 by writing articles for the Carmel newspaper, which was founded by her husband, Najib Nassar, previously in 1908 in Haifa. After that, she became involved with her husband in editing and managing this newspaper.


In 1926, Sazej Nassar opened a corner in the newspaper "Al-Karmel" called "The Women's Newspaper", which deals with social issues with the pens of men and women. In 1932, she had two corners in the newspaper, one for women and the other for social ones.


She wrote articles urging Palestinian mothers to raise their children on the basis of equality between boys and girls, calling for the education of Palestinian women and providing them with job opportunities, and attacking the social defects prevailing in society. She also encouraged Palestinian women to enter political life and contribute to resisting British and Zionist colonial influence.


In 1930, in cooperation with Maryam Al-Khalil, she participated in the establishment of the Association of the Arab Women's Union in Haifa, which played a role in the general strike of 1936, and in the women's demonstrations that took place.


After the Palestinian catastrophe occurred in 1948, Nazej Nassar sought refuge in Lebanon, where she published a series of articles on the tragedy of Palestine and the deterioration of the situation there in the newspaper "Al-Yawm".




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