Moroccan poet Mohammed Bennis receives high Palestinian honor

Moroccan poet Mohammed Bennis has been awarded the Medal of Culture, creation and art by the president of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas.

The price was handed over to the Palestinian Ambassador to Morocco Bennis, Zuhair Al Shun, during a ceremony held on 16 March in the Palestinian Embassy in Rabat.

The event was characterized by the presence of several key figures, including Murad Mircea, the Palestinian poet and President of the General Union of Palestinian writers and Abderrahim El Allam, President of the Union of Moroccan Writers (UEM).

"The awarding of this medal to Bennis is an exceptional time to the existence of the icon of the Moroccan and Arab culture to celebrate," said El Allam.

During the ceremony highlighted Bennis some of the Palestinian writers and poets, notably Mahmoud Darwish, Emile Habibi and Edward Said, whose works were models for the global solidarity with the Palestinian people, reports Moroccoworldnews.

Bennis then went over to reciting his poem dedicated to Al Quds entitled "A road to Al Quds."  He promised all his poems about Palestine to gather in a bundle that will be published in the city of Ramallah.

The event was held to discuss the current situation of Palestine, which was done on the different countries of the world to recognize Al Quds as its capital. The Palestinian participants expressed their appreciation to Morocco for the efforts on behalf of the Palestinian cause.

Mohammed Bennis was born in 1948 in Fez and is considered one of the most important figures in modern Arabic poetry.