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‘Voice of Palestine’ Rim Banna dies after decade-long breast cancer battle

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After battling with breast cancer for nearly a decade, Palestinian singer, song writer and composer Rim Banna died on Saturday, confirmed her family on social media.

The news took her fans by storm who rushed to express their condolences to her family and friends.

Banna was known for her ever-patriotic music for Palestine which called for an end to the Israeli occupation. To many, she was known as the “Voice of Palestine” and the voice of freedom.

The 51-year-old had first discovered she was suffering from cancer in 2009. Her initial treatment had reigned her victorious over the disease, but it soon returned.

Even then, the singer continued to sing passionately and bravely.

During the span of her musical career, Banna released 10 albums most of which echoed words for the Palestinian cause.