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Israel Removes Memorial Honoring Famed Palestinian Writer Ghassan Kanafani

Ghassan Kanafani. (Photo: File)
Palestine Chronicle | December 22, 2018

Israel removed a memorial statue in the city of Acre this week dedicated to Palestinian intellectual and writer Ghassan Kanafani.

The statue was set up in a cemetery by Palestinians in the northern Israeli city to honor the iconic intellectual and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) member.

The local Waqf (Endowment) in Acre was contacted shortly after the memorial was erected and pressured to remove it immediately by Israel’s Interior Ministry.

Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, a member of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, said earlier this week that “we will not allow memorials in honor of terrorists in Israel”.

A relative of Kanafani said the memorial would be moved to a garden of another relative in Acre.

Ahmad Odeh, a Palestinian member of Acre’s city council, said Kanafani was a “symbol for the entire Palestinian people” and denounced the Israeli decision.

Despite being a civilian who did not bear arms, Kanafani, born in Acre in 1936, was assassinated in Beirut in 1972 by a car bomb believed to have been orchestrated by Israeli Mossad agents.

Kanafani’s obituary in Lebanon famously said:

“He was a commando who never fired a gun, whose weapon was a ball-point pen, and his arena the newspaper pages.”

His family was forcibly displaced from the city in 1948 during the mass exodus of Palestinians known as the ‘Nakba’, or catastrophe.

Acre was historically a mixed city of Palestinian Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Baha’i, but around 75 percent of the population was displaced during fighting surrounding the creation of the Israeli state.

December 22, 2018 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Full Spectrum Dominance, War Crimes | , ,


  1. Pathetic. The Zios have attempted to erase Palestinian history along with the Palestinian people. They have not succeeded in either endeavour.


    Comment by traducteur | December 22, 2018 | Reply

  2. They don’t allow memorials to terrorists in Israel, unless the terrorist is Jewish … After all they love Baruch Goldstein, the Irgun, the Haganah, etc.


    Comment by Scars | December 22, 2018 | Reply

  3. We all need to inform our fellow Non-Jews about the criminal religion

    This would help the Non-Jews to unite together, and of course draw jewish humanists to our cause of removing the cancer of Judaism from humanity.

    If we all knew about its criminality we could shame them until they got their act together.


    Comment by Lasse Karagiannis | December 23, 2018 | Reply

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