Older brother of Mahmoud Abbas dies in Syria

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 3, 2011 20:36

The older brother of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas died Monday morning in Syria.

Ata Abbas, also known as Shuna Abu Payz, will be brought to rest in Damascus.

Abbas, who was visiting in Tunisia, eulogized his brother, saying: "Our big brother the warrior has left our nation and joins the convoy of steadfast and just martyrs who sacrificed their souls for Palestine and the establishment of an independent state with its capital in Jerusalem."


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