Zuhair Mohsen (born in Tulkarem 1936 – assassinated on July 25, 1979 in Cannes) is a Palestinian politician and military leader, one of the leading Palestinian politicians, leader of the Sa’iqa Organization, and one of the most prominent leaders of the Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party. He held important and high positions in the Palestine Liberation Organization, including President to the military department of the organization.
Zuhair Mohsen was born in the city of Tulkarm in the West Bank in 1936 AD. He received his primary, preparatory and secondary education in the schools of his city, and completed secondary school in 1954 at the prestigious Al-Fadhelia School in the city. Zuhair Mohsen is married and has a son named Hassan, and he does not have any house or villa in his name as he used to rent an apartment.
Zuhair Mohsen joined the Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party in his city of Tulkarm in 1953, and in 1957 he became a member of the party’s leadership in Tulkarm, which led to his prosecution and arrest. Mohsen worked as a teacher in Kuwait, and in 1964 he became a member of the leadership of the party organization in Kuwait. In 1968, he left his job in Kuwait, and moved to Damascus, where he became a member of the national leadership of the Unified Palestinian Organization until the end of 1968.
Member of the leadership of the Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party
Member of the Palestinian National Council in 1968
Vice President of the Palestinian National Council
Secretary-General of the Saiqa Organization, “The Vanguards of the People’s Liberation War Organization”, from July 1971 until his assassination on July 25, 1979
Chairman of the Higher Political Committee for the Palestinians in Lebanon
Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization
Head of the military department in the Palestine Liberation Organization until his death
Member of the National Command of the Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party in 1971 until his death
The book “The Palestinian Revolution between Thought and Practice”, Damascus in 1972
Book of the Palestinian revolution between the present and the future, Damascus in 1973
The book “Our Position in the Lebanese Crisis”, Damascus 1977
“Consolidation of Revolutionary Thought” book, Beirut in 1978
On July 25, 1979, the Israeli Mossad assassinated him in Cannes, France