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Ibrahim Mohammed Saleh

Renowned poet and singer of Palestinian revolution

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Date of Birth:



Al-Shajara, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Influential Palestinian folk singer, composer, and symbol of resistance

Brief bio

Known as "Abu Arab," Ibrahim Mohammed Saleh is a celebrated Palestinian folk singer and poet. He became an icon of Palestinian resistance and culture through his music and poetry, deeply resonating with the experiences of Palestinians, especially those in refugee camps.

Major Milestones


  • 1948: Fled from Al-Shajara, Palestine to Syria as a refugee during the Arab-Israeli war.

  • Date not available: Became known as the "poet of the Palestinian revolution."

  • 2011 (11th May): Performed in the West Bank for the first time in Hebron.

  • Composed around 300 songs and poems during his career.

  • Returned to Palestine to participate in a cultural festival, performing concerts in the West Bank.

  • Composed homages to his homeland, reflecting the Palestinian experience...See More

  • Advocated for the "right of return" for Palestinian refugees...See More

  • Performed extensively to raise awareness about Palestinian issues...See More

  • Blended traditional Palestinian music with themes of resistance and culture.

  • His music and poetry became a symbol of Palestinian identity and struggle.

Date of Last Update: 
December 17, 2023

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