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Shafiq Habib
Deir Hanna-Akka, Palestine
(1941-)
Shafiq Habib - Born in Deir Hanna, Galilee, 1941; Diploma in Education from Haifa University, BA in Journalism and Public Relations, British College in Jerusalem.
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Shafiq Habib

Born in Deir Hanna, Galilee. on 8 Dec. 1941; completed his secondary education in Nazareth; holds a Diploma in Education from Haifa University and a BA in Journalism and Public Relations from the British College in Jerusalem works in the field of accounting but enjoys writing poetry;

Was arrested by the Israeli authorities under charges that his poem collection Return to the Future (1990) praised the revolutionary aspect of the Intifada; in 1992, he was sentenced to three years though it was soon after overturned into an eight-month “conditional sentence,” a three-year probationary period, and a fine for violating the “ Israeli 1949 Anti-terror Act”; in 1993, he was acquitted of those charges by a district court on appeal, and the High Court has refused to review the case afterwards;

Published 15 poetry collections between 1971 and 2005.

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