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Ghassan Kanafani

Palestinian writer (1936-1972)

1936   -   1972

languages spoken, written or signed: Arabic, English
occupation: politician, novelist, journalist, writer, literary critic
award received: Lotus Prize for Literature

Ghassan Kanafani (Arabic: غسان كنفاني‎‎, 8 April 1936 in Acre, Mandatory Palestine – 8 July 1972 in Beirut, Lebanon) was a Palestinian author and a leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). On 8 July 1972, he was assassinated by Mossad as a response to the Lod airport massacre.
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