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Daoud Ereikat

Daoud Ereikat

Sector : Public Figures, Public Figures

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1934
  • Age: 81
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Born in Abu Dis in 1934; took refuge with his family in the Italian Hospital in Jerusalem during the 1936 Revolt; was subsequently raised in Jerusalem; became a member of the National Liberation League in 1949, which advocated communist ideas; finished his secondary education in Cairo in 1951; member of the Jordanian Communist Party and active in demonstrations against the Baghdad Pact (a mutual security alliance between Britain, Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan aiming to prevent the expansion of the Soviet Union into the Middle East and strongly opposed by Egypt); went to Cairo and studied Oud at the Institute of Music from 1953-54; was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in Al-Jafer and Amman central prisons for his activism on behalf of the Communist Party and another one year for participating in demonstrations; spent the years 1957-1965 in jail, then was released following the declaration of a general amnesty for political prisoners; set up a dairy project in Jericho in 1965; was repeatedly arrested by Israeli authorities during 1968-74, and subjected to torture leading to infections in his eyes (described by Israeli lawyer Felicitas Langer in her book In My Own Eyes published in 1975); one of the founders of the clandestine Palestinian National Front (formed in 1973 as a framework coordinating activities of nationalist resistance forces in the OPT); signatory to the document which supported the PLO as the sole and legitimate representative of the Palestinian people in 1974; was exiled by Israel to Southern Lebanon on 4 Nov. 1974 as a result of his political activism; spent a year in Beirut and 18 years in Damascus, continuing his struggle in the Communist Party and later in the PLO; in 1983, was elected a member of the Central Committee of the Palestinian Communist Party as well as PNC member; was allowed to return to Palestine in May 1993; lives in Jericho where he is involved with several organizations and institutions.


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