Tawfiq Ziad

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Birthday
7, 1929
Birthplace
Nazareth, Israel
Death Date
Jul 5, 1994 (65)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
7, 1929
Birthplace
Nazareth, Israel
Death Date
Jul 5, 1994 (65)

About

Palestinian politician who was revered for his "poetry of protest." He was first elected to the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) in 1973 he was a strong advocate for Arab rights.

Before Fame

He studied Literature in the Soviet Union before returning home to Palestine.

Trivia

His report on Israeli prison conditions uncovered evidence of the use of torture and he was the Mayor of Nazareth at the time of his death.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Nazareth.

Associated With

He died in a car accident while returning from an event welcoming Yasser Arafat home from exile.