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Nakba Oral History Video Podcast: Interview with Fawwaz Abu Haykal
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Posted on September 8, 2006
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Name Fawwaz Abu Haykal  
فواز أبو الهيكل
Year of Birth 1927
Interviewed By     R. Mahmoud & S. 'Ajjawi   
Duration 228+ Minutes
Interview Date Aug. 8th, 2006
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Posted by نجوى on November 28, 2010 #126831

بدايه الله يعطيكماالعافيه نحن الجيل الجديد من ابناء فلسطين في الشتات فخورين اننا من فلسطين . فلسطين التي انجبت امثال الاعمام الذين قابلتوهم الله لا يحرمنا منهم هم جذورناوذاكرتناالتي التي لن تصاب بالزهيمر باذن الله هم من راينا فلسطين في عيونهم وقلوبهم .ونكبر بكم هذا الفكره ان توثقوا لناكل جزء من فلسطين عموما انا عمري 40 سنه وولدت في مخيم سوف في الاردن واهلي في الاغوار الشماليه ووالدي بكل فخر هو فواز هيكل الذي اجريتم مقابله معه عن بره قيساريه الحبيبه وانا الان مقيمه في السعوديه مع زوجي انشاء الله اتواصل معكم واي خدمه لاستمراركم تحت امركم وفقكم الله وجعل عملكم هذه في ميزان اعمالكم الله يعطيكم العافيه