Jewish PLO politician dies in Paris at age 70

Ilan Halevi, descendant of a Jewish family from France described himself as "100% Jewish and 100% Palestinian".

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 10, 2013 23:42
Ilan Halevi.

Ilan Halevi screenshot 370. (photo credit: YouTube Screenshot)

Jewish-Palestinian journalist, politician and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) member, Ilan Halevi, died Wednesday in Paris at the age of 70, Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Halevi, who described himself as "100% Jewish and 100% Palestinian" was the descendant of a Jewish family from Lyon, France.

He joined the Palestinian resistance movement and Fatah after the Six Day War.

Halevi served in the Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and represented Fatah on various international forums.

As a critic of the Zionist movement and its policies, Halevi wrote several books and publications on the subject.

WAFA cited Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as expressing his condolences on Halevi's death.


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