Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

New article: Murdered for being Palestinian

Electronic Intifada, 2nd October 2011

On 16 October 1972, Wael Zuaiter, the Fatah spokesman in Rome, was shot dead on his doorstep by a team of Mossad assassins. He was one of a string of Palestinians murdered by the Israeli secret service Mossad, reportedly in revenge for the killing of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics.
Janet Venn-Brown, an Australian artist who was until recently based in Rome, was Zuaiter’s partner for eight years and one of the last people to see him before his assassination. In 1979 she published Per un Palestinese, an edited volume of tributes to Zuaiter, with contributions from Maxime Rodinson, Jean Genet, Alberto Moravia, Fadwa Touqan and Edward Said. For a Palestinian, the English translation, was published in 1984; Venn-Brown is currently working on a re-issue of the book.

The full article is here.

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