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Palestinian poet Faysal al-Qarqati dead at 58

Dec. 1, 2012 11:10 A.M. (Updated: Dec. 6, 2012 6:15 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) – Palestinian poet and critic Faysal al-Qarqati died Saturday morning in a hospital in Jordan at 58.

Al-Qarqati suffered from a blood clot 15 days ago, and on Thursday he was transferred to a Jordanian hospital.

Originally from Ramallah, al-Qarqati was born in Syria in 1954 where he finished high school. In 1978, he moved to Lebanon where he joined the PLO-affiliated magazine “Palestine the Revolution.” He then traveled to Bucharest, Romania and in 1982 he got a masters Degree in media, then returned to Beirut.

Al-Qarqati moved to Tunisia in 1982 along with PLO leadership, then to Cyprus. In 1994, he returned to Palestine to join the union of Palestinian writers. He chaired the international congress of writers held at Birzeit University in 1996.

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