Palestinian poet Ahmad Dahbour dead at 71

RAMALLAH, � Well known Palestinian poet Ahmad Dahbour died Saturday at a Ramallah hospital following deterioration in his health, said the Ministry of Culture in a eulogy statement. He was 71.

Dahbour was born in Haifa in 1946 and had lived in Beirut and Syria after the 1948 dispersion of the Palestinian people following the creation of Israel on Palestinian land.

He published a number of poetry books during his life, most published in Beirut, and his poetry was used as nationalist songs by many groups.

President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian government have expressed their sorrow for the death of Dahbour and sent condolences to his family.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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