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Barghouti, Bashir

Born: 1931 AD
Died: 2000 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: Palestinian
Categories: Journalist, Politician


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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