Othman Abu Gharbiyeh (1946-2016).
With shock and deep sorrow we learned about the sudden death of senior Fatah official and Palestinian poet Othman Abu Gharbiyeh, who passed away on April 17th, 2016 while undergoing open-heart surgery in India. Born in 1946 in Jerusalem, Abu Gharbiyeh was a member of Fatah’s Central Committee and its Commissioner-General for Jerusalem Affairs. He was a true patriot who was never tired to defend the just cause of Palestine in general and of Jerusalem in particular. PASSIA expresses its sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues