12 April 2009

DFLP Leader Dies in Gaza

Chalk up another death at the hands of Israel. No doubt if this man had not spent time in Israeli jails, no doubt if Gaza hospitals had enough doctors, equipment and medicine, no doubt that living under siege and constant threat and oppression causes people to die at the age of 42

Gaza – Ma’an – The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) announced on Sunday the death of one of its leaders in the Gaza Strip, 42-year-old Jabir Al-Qreinawi who passed away after a heart attack.

“The DFLP has lost a prominent leader and struggler who spent his lifetime sacrificing for Palestinian people’s rights of freedom, return of refugees, and independence,” a DFLP statement said.

Al-Qreinawi was born in Al-Bureij refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on 19 April 1967 to a family originally from Beir As-Sab (Be’er Sheva). He held a master’s degree in business administration from Birzeit University. He was a lecturer in the Al-Quds Open University in the central Gaza Strip, and an official in the Ministry of Youth and Sports. He joined the DFLP in 1984. In 1989, he was jailed by Israel for political activity for two and a half years. source