Dr. Mohamed Al-Mansouri / د. محمد توفيق المنصوري
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08 November 2007

كاتب كندي من اصل عربي من اليمن حاصل على درجة الدكتوراه في مجال الاقتصاد والعلوم الزراعية له ابحاث عديدة متخصصة في مجاله نشرت في مجلات عربية وعالمية باللغة العربية والانجليزية والبولندية

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The Impact of the Works of Ghassan Kanafani: Reflections on a Real Life Hero


The martyr, thinker, narrator and novelist Ghassan Kanafani is an individual human, who not only lived in struggle to liberate his colonized home land that was raped, but also carried the concerns and worries of his citizens in the Diaspora. As well, he is the intellectual, who predicated the future of his nation and read and understood the factual situation clearly, profoundly and accurately. All of this is evident from his collection of novels and narratives along with his behavior and biography, which significantly give us a picture of a brave, loyal and patriotic person intended for his home land and general public.


The martyr described and depicted the Arab nation issue and abstracted it in the short  sentences he used in his novel  Men Under the Sun. He said that the Arab leaderships are unable, traitors and opportunistic due to their citizens, and Arabs are surrounded, and both are looking only for their individual salvations.


He sculpted Palestine, the holy land, completely and embodied it in the minds and sentiments in home and worldwide levels. Therefore, the enemies of humanity felt the danger of his genuine ideas. Then, they targeted and killed him on the 8th of July, 1972.


The image of Ghassan Kanafani is eternal in the memory of each free and honest man. It looks like the Palestinian eternal and lasting greenest olive tree, which has plenty of benefits.  It is also reflects the human genuine  person, who possesses deep  and clear thought as well as complete refinement, shrewdness, and vision.


The martyr image and his fellows in the fulfillment and loyalty for their home land of Palestine or other global issues similar to Wadie Haddad, Naji Al-Ali, Ali Hassan Salameh, Yahya Ayyash, Ahmed Yassin, the poet Ahmed Matar, Mahatma Gandhi, Abdul Fattah Ismail, Pope John Paul II, Che Guevara, Abdel Halim Hafez, Mother Teresa, and Jesus of Nazareth. All those are in the minds and hearts of every individual, who would live freedom, liberty, and emancipation from oppression, injustice, repression and corruption.


These images give us hope, dignity and pride, which are the sources of renewable energy for our souls, inspirations, spirits and vitality.


Therefore, they must be in the offices of leaders, streets, post offices etc. in order to dwarf and destroy all of whom has a malicious intention to prejudice the unity of and predestine goals for seeking liberation of the holy land, Palestine.


Finally, Ghassan Kanafani lived and died as a hero and he will reborn and resurrected as a national and international hero. 

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