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Protesters demand new traffic measures after crash in Bchamoun - An-Nahar

Witnesses described a out-of-control truck careening on the roadway, knocking cars out of its path.The wounded were transferred to nearby Kamal Jumblatt hospital for treatment; while security forces worked on reopening the road to traffic. The ...

Israeli Arab Lawmaker Meets Lebanese Druze Leader, Call for Unity Among Palestinians - Haaretz

“The Progressive Socialist Party, since its founding by Kamal Jumblatt (Walid Jumblatt's father) is the party that has been the most supportive of the Palestinian issue, even if there are differences between us in concept and vision, especially over ...

Jumblatt creates Lebanese-Druze lineage by passing leadership onto son - The New Arab

Kamal Jumblatt, Walid's father and Taymour's grandfather, founded the PSP and fought to establish a non-sectarian political system in Lebanon that also respected the rights of Palestinians. To signify Kamal's continued support for the Palestinian cause ...

Jumblatt passes mantle to Taymour - The Daily Star

Thousands gathered Sunday in the town of Mukhtara, the Progressive Socialist Party's heartland, to mark 40 years since the assassination of the party's founder, Kamal Jumblatt, and witness the confirmation of a new heir apparent. you've reached a ...

Lebanon's Jumblatt affirms son as political heir - Reuters

Jumblatt, the leading politician of the minority Druze community, took off his Palestinian koufieh scarf and placed it on the shoulders of his son at a televised rally in the town of Moukhtara in the Chouf mountains. “Walk forward with your head held ...

On the 40th anniversary of Kamal Jumblatt's death, is trouble brewing again in Lebanon? - The Independent

Walid Jumblatt looked a worried man yesterday. He seemed a trifle frail. He was, after all, commemorating the brutal murder 40 years ago of his Druze father Kamal, an earnest and secular socialist who might have been compared to the pre-First World War ...

PSP commemorates founder Kamal Jumblatt on anniversary of assassination - The Daily Star

The Progressive Socialist Party on Sunday marked the 40th anniversary of the assassination of party founder Kamal Jumblatt. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in minutes ...

'Shakib Arslan' Mosque at Jumblatt's palace in Mukhtara inaugurated - Ya Libnan

“The grand mission for which The Teacher Kamal Jumblatt was martyred was the mission of Arab belonging, which we pledge that we will continue. We have been and we shall remain Muslim and Christian Arabs as long as Mukhtara's mosque and church ...

The Foreign Office brings its school for spies back home - The Guardian

Mecas, dubbed the British Spy School by the late Lebanese Leftist leader Kamal Jumblatt, has had a chequered history. Its base has been moved once, and evacuated four times. Its alumni, who have gone on to make their names in a variety of fields ...

Parvathy Vilas on 'Harley Street' - The Hindu

This house has hosted the who's who of philosophers, writers, politicians, bureaucrats and intellectuals in its heyday. Philosopher and second president of India S. Radhakrishnan, English writer Aldous Huxley, Lebanese Civil War hero Kamal Jumblatt ...

Lebanon's Walid Jumblatt testifies in Rafiq Hariri tribunal - Al-Arabiya

Jumblatt told the court that he was convinced Syria was behind the 1977 assassination of his father. “It is the Syrian regime that assassinated Kamal Jumblatt,” the Progressive Socialist Party chief told the court, adding that he has judicial evidence ...

From the archive, 17 March 1977: Lebanese leftist leader Kamal Jumblatt assassinated - The Guardian

The Lebanese Leftist leader Kamal Jumblatt - a key figure in the bloody civil war which ended last November - was shot dead yesterday by unknown gunmen in the mountains south-east of Beirut. Syrian and Arab peace-keeping troops immediately declared a ...

Jumblatt is ready to pass the torch of Shouf leadership to his son Taymour - Ya Libnan

Walid's father, Kamal Jumblatt was assassinated on March 16, 1977 in the Shouf district by Syrian government agents . Kamal never involved his son in politics . The PSP leader is married to Nora Sharabati, the daughter of the former Syrian defense ...

Lebanon-Syria timeline: 1976-2014 - Middle East Eye

March 16, 1977: Druze leader Kamal Jumblatt is assassinated. - July, 1978: Shelling of Beirut's Christian neighbourhoods by the Syrian army after a change of alliance, having sided with mostly Muslim and Palestinian leftist forces. - June, 1982 ...

Flashback: 1976 Documentary on Lebanese Civil War - Ya Libnan

Rare footage of the early days of the Lebanese Civil War, including interviews with Kamal Jumblatt, Danny Chamoun and Camille Chamoun. Documentary includes graphic images of the death and destruction that erupted in Lebanon. First aired on April 22, ...

PSP marks 36th anniversary of Jumblatt's assassination - Ya Libnan

The Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) marked on Saturday the 36th anniversary of the assassination of its founder , Kamal Jumblatt who was assassinated by the Syrian regime on March 16, 1977 . He was the main leader of the anti-government forces who ...

Jumblatt: Returning to dialogue is a must - Ya Libnan

Kamal Jumblatt , the founder of the progressive socialist Party ( PSP) was assassinated near Baakleen Shouf on March 16, 1977, along with his 2 bodyguards Fawzi Shedid and Hafez Ghseini . In June 2005, former secretary general of the Lebanese ...

Walid Jumblatt's Epiphany - Globe and Mail

Both of the Jumblatts had supported the Palestine Liberation Organization in the early 1970s when the group sought refuge in Lebanon, and they continued to support it when the Lebanese civil war broke out in 1975. Kamal Jumblatt also opposed Syria when ...

Taymour set to take over the Jumblatti leadership - Ya Libnan

Taymour , son of MP Walid Jumblatt took his first official step toward becoming the Jumblatti leader by replacing his father in laying red roses at the tomb of his grandfather, the late Kamal Jumblatt to commemorate his 33rd assassination anniversary.

Arafat's Massacre of Damour - Canada Free Press

Then he telephoned Kamal Jumblatt, in whose parliamentary constituency Damour lay. 'Father,' Jumblatt said, 'I can do nothing for you, because it depends on Yasser Arafat.' He gave Arafat's phone number to the priest. An aide answered, and when he ...

Kamal Fouad Jumblatt was an important Lebanese politician. He was the main leader of the anti-government forces who opposed the Assad government in the Lebanese Civil War and major ally of the Palestine Liberation Organization until his assassination in 1977. He is the father of the Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt.

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Kamal Jumblatt (right) and Saeb Salam in Damascus, 1957.
Born 6 December 1917
Moukhtara, Chouf, Mutasarrifate of Mount Lebanon, Ottoman Empire
Died 16 March 1977 (age 59)
Baakline, Chouf, Mount Lebanon, Lebanon
Nationality Lebanese
Alma mater St. Joseph University
Years active (1943-1977)
Political party Progressive Socialist Party
Spouse(s) May Arslan
Children Walid Jumblatt
Parent(s) Fouad and Nazira Jumblatt

Kamal Fouad Jumblatt (Arabic: كمال جنبلاط) (December 6, 1917 – March 16, 1977) was an important Lebanese politician. He was the main leader of the anti-government forces who opposed the Assad government in the Lebanese Civil War and major ally of the Palestine Liberation Organization until his assassination in 1977. He is the father of the Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt.