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عبد الكريم الكرمي
Abdul-Karim al-Karmi
Native name
عبد الكريم سعيد علي منصور الكرمي
Born Abdul-Karim Sa'id Ali Mansour al-Karmi
Tulkarm, West Bank
Died 11 October 1980(1980-10-11) (aged 70–71)
Washington, United States
Nationality Palestinian National Authority Palestinian
Citizenship Palestinian National Authority Palestinian
Subject Poetry
Notable awards
  • Lotus International Reward for Literature (1987)
  • Order of Palestinian revolution (1980)
  • Order of Jerusalem for Culture, Arts and Literature (1990)
  • Order of Palestine for Culture, Science and Arts (2015)
Years active 1909–1980

Abdul-Karim al-Karmi (1909 - 11 October 1980), famously known as Abu Salma, He is a Palestinian poet and one of the Arab poets. He was born in Tulkarm city and died in Washington city. He was the recipient of several awards and he chairman of the Union of Palestinian Writers and Jouranlists Until his death.

Early life and education

Abdul-Karim al-Karmi (Abu Salma) was born in 1909 in Tulkarm city, West Bank. He studied law.

Personal life

His brother is Arabic language scholar and presenter Hassan Karmi. Abdul-Karim Married and his son the doctor Sa'id A. Karmi.


He died of sepsis at 11 October 1980 in George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Awards and honors

  • 1978: Lotus International Reward for Literature.
  • 1980: Order of Palestinian revolution.
  • 1990: Order of Jerusalem for Culture, Arts and Literature.
  • 2015: Order of Palestine for Culture, Science and Arts.
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