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was born in 1937 in al-Malha, Jerusalem. His first collection of short stories, Qit Maqsous al-Sharibain Ismahu Rayyis [Cat with Clipped Whiskers called Rayyis], 1980, was highly acclaimed, and with the magazine Rassif 81 he founded in 1981 that published marginal writings, set the cat among the literary pigeons. He has two collections of poetry and a novel [The road to Bethlehem], 1990. He lives in Amman, Jordan.