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Khalil Sakakini
Jerusalem, Palestine
(1880-1953)
Khalil Sakakini - Writer and educator; founder and head of several private schools in Jerusalem; secretary of the Congress of the Arab Executive Committee of Palestine.
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Khalil Sakakini

Born in 1880 in Jerusalem; Greek-Orthodox; writer and educator; was a failed business man in America and returned to Palestine when the Young Turk Revolt broke out;

Became a leader and organizer of the struggle against the patriarchate; elected member of the delegation to Istanbul in 1909 to protest the deposition of the Brotherhood; founder and head of several private schools in Jerusalem (such as the Dusturiyya School in 1909 and the "an-Nahda College" in Jerusalem, in 1939) and official in the Palestinian Education Department; June 1923, secretary of the Congress of the Arab Executive Committee of Palestine, held in Jaffa;

Inspector of the Education Department of Jerusalem in mid-30s; died on August 13, 1953 in Cairo. After his death, his daughters published his memoirs " Such I am, O Life".

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