Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Ghassan Kanafani remembered in Deheishe

A few weeks ago – July 8th – was the 40th anniversary of the assassination of the great Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani. Kanafani was killed at the age of just 36, along with his teenage niece, by a Mossad car bomb at his home in Beirut.
The anniversary coincided with my Leila Khaled book launch in Ramallah, which was particularly annoying because I would rather have been at the round table discussion on him at the Sakakini Centre.
In Deheishe refugee camp in Bethlehem, PFLP supporters were commemorating the anniversary; here’s how, courtesy of my friend Georgie:

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