Abdel Rahim Mallouh, a leader in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, died yesterday evening, Wednesday, at his home in Ramallah (in the West Bank) of his illness, which he contracted a year and a half ago at the age of 79.
Ziad As-Salous, coordinator of the Arab Relations Department at the Palestine Liberation Organization, told Al-Jazeera Net that Malouh suffered a stroke more than a year ago, which led to him losing the ability to move and speak, and his conditions worsened day after day until God passed away in his home.
Al-Silos confirmed that Malouh will be buried today, Thursday, in the Al-Bireh cemetery near Ramallah, next to the grave of the martyr Abu Ali Mustafa, Secretary-General of the Popular Front, who was assassinated by Israel at the beginning of the Al-Aqsa Intifada, where an official funeral will be held for him with the participation of various Palestinian leaders, and the Palestinian President will throw him Mahmoud Abbas at one o’clock in the afternoon a farewell look at the Muqata headquarters (in the center of Ramallah).
Malluh – who was abandoned by the Israeli occupation and his family from the Palestinian interior during the events of the Nakba in 1948 – had held several positions in his political life as he was a member of the Executive Committee of the PLO from the 1990s until 2018, and held the position of former Deputy Secretary-General of the Popular Front.
Malouh returned to the homeland after the mid-nineties of the last century, according to Al-Silos, on the eve of the convening of the National Council in the Gaza Strip, and settled in Ramallah, while his family settled in the city of Qalqilya (the northern West Bank).
Al-Silos notes that the occupation arrested Mallouh in 2002 during the Israeli incursions into the West Bank cities, and he was sentenced to 9 years in prison, of which he spent more than 6 years in captivity, and was injured several times during his confrontations with the occupation, and he supervised training camps abroad for members of the Popular Front after its establishment. 1968 year.