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Muhammad Muhib Jabr

Muhammad Muhib Jabr

Sector : Cultural Figures , Novelists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: United Arab Emirates
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1953
  • Age: 68
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Muhammad Muheeb Jabr is a Jordanian-born Palestinian novelist, storyteller and journalist. He is the younger brother of the Palestinian writer and playwright Muhammad Kamal Jabr. And the husband of Madiha, the younger sister of the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. His family was displaced from the village of Kafr Saba after its destruction in the Nakba in 1948. He was born in Nablus, Palestine, studied in Lebanon, and spent most of his life residing in the United Arab Emirates since 1976. He worked there throughout this period in the field of journalism and media, especially in a newspaper The Gulf, in which work began with its re-issue in 1980.

Muhammad Muhib Jaber was born in Rafidia - Nablus on 28/8/1953. He studied the primary stage in the schools of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Balata camp, east of the city, and then moved to study the secondary stage in the secondary schools of Salahah, King Talal Secondary School, and the An-Najah National College, which turned five years after his graduation to An-Najah National University in 1977. During that time, he began practicing media work, along with writings in the short story and theater, through the two newspapers "Al-Shaab" and "Al-Fajr", which were issued from the city of Jerusalem. The Israeli occupation of the West Bank in 1967, and it was entitled "On the Morgue". And that after he was one of the first to clash with the occupation. He was arrested in 1968 because of his resistance to the occupation for nine months.

In 1974, the novelist and storyteller Muhammad Mohib Jaber joined the Lebanese University in Beirut to study English literature, and during that time he continued his journalistic work as a researcher specializing in the affairs of the occupied territories through magazines issued by Palestinian organizations, and a number of Arab magazines and newspapers that were published in Beirut, but the war The civil that erupted in Lebanon in 1976 prevented him from completing his studies and working there. Then he moved to Dubai / United Arab Emirates.

In the United Arab Emirates, Muhammad Muhib Jabr began his working life as a journalist in the magazine "Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry", and a writer in "Al Fajr" newspaper, which is issued in Abu Dhabi, then he worked in the newspaper "Al Wahda" issued by Abu Dhabi also from its office in the Emirate of Sharjah. Residing there from 1978 until now.

In 1980, Muhammad Moheeb Jabr joined Al Khaleej newspaper, with its re-issue, after it had been suspended for ten years, and was one of the founders of the re-issue. In addition, he worked as a host and presenter for a number of radio and television programs for Dubai Radio and TV.

He was elected secretary of the branch of the Union of Palestinian Writers and Writers in the UAE in the last general elections of the Fifth General Conference of the Union, which was held in Algeria in 1987 under the name "The Unification Conference".

In 2000, he issued the first Arab daily electronic newspaper, which was edited around the clock on the Internet, under the name "Al Jarida" (, but his project was subjected to great pressure after the widespread success that was achieved within a short period, so he had to stop publishing it before it Another party to register the name of "the newspaper" in its name on the Internet, initially using the name and logo of the original "newspaper".


Achievements and Awards

  • Sharjah International Book Fair Award for Best Arabic Novel for 2013 - 6000 Miles
  • He received the "Ghanim Ghobash" award - the Emirates Writers Union - for the short story in 2006 for the story: "Email" from the "Inshabak" group.
  • He received the "Egyptian Software Association Award" in 1997 for his innovations in the field of "computer localization" and its programs.


Among his works, published in print and online:

  • The novel "6000 Miles" - 2013
  • Novel 90-91 - 2012
  • The Game of Life - a short novel

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