George Habash

founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (1926-2008)

George Habash (1926-2008) also known by his nickname Al-Hakim (the wise one), was a Palestinian revolutionary and political leader. He was born in Lydda, Palestine. Habash was the founder of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a famous Palestinian armed resistance group. He remained a significant figure in Palestinian politics until his retirement in 2000. George Habash died in 2008.[1]

George Habash
Personal details
Born1 August 1926
Died26 January 2008 (aged 81)
Amman, Jordan
Political partyPopular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
Spouse(s)Hilda Habash

Early life change

Habash was born in Lydda (today's Lod) to a Greek Orthodox Christian Palestinian family in 1926.[2]

Habash was a medical student at the American University of Beirut. After finishing at the top of his class in medical school in 1951, George Habash went on to work as a Doctor in refugee camps in Jordan. He partnered with Wadie Haddad to run a clinic in Amman. Habash held a strong belief that the existence of Israel should be brought to an end using any available methods, including political violence.[3]

Death change

Habash died on 26 January 2008, at the age of 81 due to a cardiac arrest in the Jordan Hospital in Amman, Jordan.[4]

References change

  1. Andoni, Lamis. "Habash: The bearer of the dream". Retrieved 2023-09-25.
  2. "George Habash | Palestinian territories | The Guardian". Retrieved 2023-09-25.
  3. "The Wise One". Frontline. 2008-02-28. Retrieved 2023-09-25.
  4. "PFLP founder George Habash dies". Retrieved 2023-09-25.

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