Palestine loses top Physics scientist during COVID 19 wave

Nablus (QNN)- Isam Al Ashqar, a Physics Professor and former detainee who belonged to Hamas, on Friday died of COVID 19.

Al Ashqar died in the city of Nablus.

Hamas mourned the Professor remembering a life full of achievements in science and resistance.

“We send our condolences to the wife and children of Al Ashqar, and to the residents of his village Saida and the Palestinian people”, Hamas stated.

The resistance movement also called on Palestinians to take part in the funeral of the scientist, who left over 120 researches in Physics although that he was being always chased and arrested by the Israeli forces.

Al Ashqar had tested positive for COVID 19 six months ago.

He was born in Saida village, near the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem in 1958.

He obtained his B.A degree in physics from Al Yarmouk University in Jordan in 1980, and then he obtained his M.A degree from the same university in 1982.

He taught at the University in the period between 1982 and 1984 and then he travelled to Ohio State in the USA in 1984 and obtained his PHD degree in Physics from Toledo University in 1990.

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