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Abbas's office denies reports of Palestinian poet Darwish's death
JPost.com Staff
08/09/2008
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's office on Saturday night denied reports that Mahmoud Darwish, the world's most recognized Palestinian poet has passed away in a US hospital. The statement added that Darwish was in a serious condition in a Texas hospital. The Al-Jazeera television network had reported the poet's death earlier in the evening, three days after he underwent open heart surgery.
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