ABDUL KHALEQ, MUTLAQ (1910-1937)

Director of various newspaper, Poet

Born in Nazareth in 1910; received his elementary and secondary education from Rawdat Al-Ma’aref College in Jerusalem; moved to Haifa; became editor of Al-Yarmouk paper and later of An-Nafir and Al-Difa’; was employed at the Arab Bank in Haifa; served as Director of As-Siraat Al-Mustaqim paper in Jaffa; is well remembered for his poetry; died when a train hit his car in 1937; was posthumously awarded the Jerusalem Prize for Culture and Arts by the PA Ministry of Culture in 1990.