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.
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