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Satheg Nassar

Sector : Media, Journalists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1900
  • Age: 123
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Sathej Nassar (born in Haifa, Palestine in 1900 and died in Damascus and was buried there in 1970). She is a Palestinian journalist and political and women's activist. She was one of the first female media figures in Palestine. She was the first Palestinian woman to be arrested during the British Mandate because of her national activities. The British authorities arrested her in late 1938 on charges of supplying weapons to the Palestinian revolutionaries, after they described her as a "very dangerous woman" and A “prominent instigator,” and the period of her detention in a detention center in Bethlehem lasted eleven months. A massive local and international campaign was organized for her release.

Her father is of Iranian origin, Sheikh Badiullah Baha'i from the city of Acre, her husband is the Palestinian journalist Najeeb Nassar, and they have one son, Farouk Nassar.

her life
Sathej Nassar studied and graduated from the Sisters of Nazareth School in Haifa, then began her career in 1923 by writing articles for the “Carmel Newspaper,” which her husband, Najib Nassar, had previously founded in 1908 in the city of Haifa. After that, she became involved with her husband in editing and managing this newspaper.

In 1926, Sathej Nassar opened a corner in the newspaper “Al-Karmel” under the name “The Women’s Newspaper”, which dealt with social issues with the pens of men and women. In 1932, she had two columns in the newspaper, one for women and the other for social issues.

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

In 1930, in cooperation with Maryam Al-Khalil, I participated in the founding of the “Arab Women’s Union” in Haifa, which played a role in the general strike in 1936, and in the women’s demonstrations that took place.

After the occurrence of the Palestinian Nakba in 1948, Sathej Nassar sought refuge in Lebanon, where she published a series of articles on the tragedy of Palestine and the deteriorating conditions therein in Al-Youm newspaper.



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