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Galal Amer, Egyptian journalist, died from a heart attack he was , 59.

Galal Amer was an Egyptian journalist, well known for his sarcasm and sense of humor died from a heart attack he was , 59..[1] He graduated Egyptian Military Academy, and fought in several wars, such as War of Attrition and October War. He is an inspiration for many Arabian sarcastic journalists. After his death, a street was named after him in Alexandria, where he was born.

( 23 July 1952 – 12 February 2012)

Journalism and publications

Galal Amer studied Law and Philosophy, and used to write short stories and poems and some of them got published, he started as a journalist in Al-Kahera newspaper, and then his articles were published by several newspapers, and wrote a daily article in Al-masry Al-youm
newspaper called “Takhareef”, then he started to use the social
networks to publish his articles and views, and got followed by hundred
of thousands of admirers.

He wrote Masr Ala Kaf Afreet
which got published in 2009, it discusses Egypt’s biggest problems in a
humorous way, and the average Egyptian troubled life. Another of his
well known books is Estkalet Raees Araby which got published in 2010.


After the start of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, Galal Amer was one of the people that opposed Hosni Mubarak and Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, and participated in the demonstration protests that demanded the end of military rule.


On 12 February 2012, Galal Amer had a heart attack while he was in a
protest. Newspapers published that the heart attack was caused by the
scene of Egyptian protesters getting attacked by thugs.

Personal life

Galal Amer was married and had four children: Ramy, Rania, Ragy, and Reham.
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