Bashir Barghouti was a Palestinian Communist leader and journalist.
1931 – Bashir Barghuthi was born in the village of Dayr Ghassana, Ramallah district.
1956 – Bashir Barghouti earned a BA degree in Economics from the American University in Cairo.
He was exile in Jordan and joined the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS).
1957 – Barghouti was incarcerated the Al-Jaffar prison.
1965 – Bashir Barghouti freed from Al-Jaffar prison.
1974 – He returned to the West Bank via family reunification.
1975-1977 – Barghouti founded the newspaper al-Fajr (Dawn) which he edited.
1977 – Barghouti left his editorship of al-Fajr.
1978 – In February he founded the newspaper al-Tali’a (The Vanguard) in Jerusalem.
1980-1982 – Barghouti was put in house arrest by the Israelis.
1982 – Barghouti became the General Secretary of PCP (Palestinian Communist Party).
1987 – Barghouti was inducted into the PLO Executive Committee.
1996 – He was appointed Minister of Industry in the first Palestinian National Authority government.
1997 – Barghouti suffered a severe stroke.
– He was then appointed Minister of State (a largely symbolic position).
2000 – Bashir Barghouti passed away on September 9, 2000.