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Al hadaf
Categories Political magazine
Cultural magazine
Frequency Weekly
First issue 1969; 48 years ago (1969)
Country Lebanon
Based in Beirut
Language Arabic

Al-Hadaf (Arabic: الهدف‎), (English: The Target) is a Palestinian weekly political and cultural magazine published in Lebanon.[1]

History and profile[edit]

Al Hadaf was founded in Beirut in 1969[2] by Ghassan Kanafani as the political mouthpiece of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP),[1][3] espousing a Marxist–Leninist version of pan-Arab Palestinian nationalism. Kanafani also served as the editor-in-chief of the weekly.[4][5] In 1972, Kanafani was killed by a car bomb, but Al Hadaf remains in publication. The magazine is based in Beirut.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Nezar Andary. "Arab Journals Provide Rich But Neglected Sources for Study of Arab World". Al Jadid Magazine. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Europa World Year. Taylor & Francis. 2004. p. 2614. ISBN 978-1-85743-255-8. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Philip Mattar (1 January 2005). Encyclopedia of the Palestinians. Infobase Publishing. p. 275. ISBN 978-0-8160-6986-6. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Jihad Al Khazen (18 August 2009). "Arafat and the dream of Palestine". Al Arabiya. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Reem Haddad (20 July 2003). "In Memory of Ghassan Kanafani". Beirut Indy Media. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 

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