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Raja Abu Amasha

Raja Abu Amasha

Sector : Public Figures, Public Figures

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1955
  • Age: 67
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Raja' Hassan Abu Amasha (1938 - December 19, 1955) is a Palestinian activist, born in the village of Salama in the city of Jaffa. Raja' has lived since the catastrophe of 1948 as a refugee in the Aqabat Jaber camp in Jericho.

Raja received part of her primary education in Jaffa schools and completed her education after the Nakba in Jericho schools, then completed her secondary education at Al Mamounia School in Jerusalem in 1952.

Raja was an activist in the student and national movement, and one of the first initiators of the establishment of the General Union of Jordanian Students, and also participated in the women's movement in the West Bank. Raja took an active part in the national events in 1955 against the Western alliances, and on December 19, 1955 she led a demonstration against the Baghdad Pact, which aims to try to annex Jordan to it. A massive patriotism despite the imposed curfew, and some references mention that she was martyred immediately during the attack on the Turkish embassy, and some mention the British embassy, and Raja is considered the first martyr of the Jordanian student movement.

Raja left a number of unpublished patriotic poems and prose, and she has several articles on the Palestinian cause and the struggle of women, some of which have been published in Jordanian newspapers.



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