Former Palestinian negotiator dies of cancer in Gaza Strip

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September 25, 2007 09:38




A former Palestinian negotiator, leading Palestinian nationalist and physician, Haidar Abdel Shafi, died Tuesday in the Gaza Strip. He was 88. Shafi died at his home in Gaza City of stomach cancer, said his son Khaled. The charismatic, lanky gadfly to the late Yasser Arafat was most known internationally for leading the Palestinian team with Jordan to the Madrid Peace Conference in 1991 and to peace talks in Washington in the two years following.


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