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Mahmoud Darwish Square

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Ramallah & Al Bireh

The Mahmoud Darwish Square is located in the al-Masyoun area. The inauguration was attended by many public figures, writers, poets, intellectuals, lovers of Darwish, and journalists.

The design of this Square was chosen by the great poet Darwish himself, the results of a competition specifically organized for the selection of a design worthy of the poet’s standing before his death. The late Darwish chose the poem plates, the water, and the marble, which are all symbols of clarity and goodwill. However, he did not witness the inauguration of the Square, since he died before that event took place.

Mahmoud Darwish (13 March 1941-9 August 2008) was one of the foremost Palestinian and Arab poets, whose name is linked to the poetry of revolution and the homeland. Darwish is considered one of the most prominent poets who contributed to the development of modern Arabic poetry and to the introduction of symbolism to it. In Darwish's poetry, love intermingles with the homeland and the female lover.

Darwish, who was born in the 1948-occupied Galilee village, Al-Barwa, was the author of the Palestinian independence document, declared in Algeria.

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