Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish has died after surgery at the age of 67, hospital and Palestinian officials say. He suffered complications after undergoing open-heart surgery in Houston, Texas, said a spokesman for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.
The Canada Palestine Association will be holding a memorial event in Mahmoud’s honour:
Memorial – Saturday August 16th, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr., Vancouver
Organized by the Canada Palestine Association
For more information on this tragic event, see the BBC article.