A Palestinian novelist, playwright and journalist. Born in 1966, he was educated in Morocco where he obtained a college degree in 1987. He is a journalist and columnist for the “Emirates Today” newspaper based in Dubai, and contributes political and cultural essays to several other Arab online and printed publications including Al-Dastoor, Al-Liwa, and the Oman Cultural Magazine. He has also been a writer for “Al-Arab Al-Yowm” since the publication was first launched and up until 2007. He has been editor in chief of the weekly Al-Ahaly Paper and the monthly ‘Al-Hasad’ Magazine. In 2000, he was awarded the Mohamed Taimour Prize for best Arab playwright.