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Ilan Halevy, Jewish member of Fatah, Dead at 70

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RAMALLAH, July 10, 2013 (WAFA) President Mahmoud Abbas mourned Wednesday the passing away of Ilan Halevy, a Jewish member of Fatah Revolutionary Council, who died in Paris at age 70.

Halevy, born to a Jewish family from Leon, France, in 1943, joined the Palestinian resistance movement and Fatah in particular after the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

He represented Fatah in several international forums, such as Socialist International, and served in the foreign ministry following the establishment of the Palestinian Authority.

Halevy was critical of the Zionist movement and thoughts and wrote several books criticizing it.

He used to describe himself as 100 percent Jewish and 100 percent Palestinian.

President Abbas awarded him the Medal of Distinction for his role in support of the Palestinian struggle.

M.S.

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