Considered one of the most prominent Alawite politicians in Lebanon, ‘Ali ‘Eid spent most of his life fighting for equal rights inside his beloved country.
On Christmas day, the predominately Alawite area of Tripoli – Jabal Mohsen – received disheartening news from Damascus: ‘Ali ‘Eid had passed away at the age of 75 years old.
‘Eid spent more than half his life in the Lebanese political spectrum, founding two different political parties (Arab Democratic Party and the Front Opposing Patriotism) before retiring from the Lebanese Parliament in 1996.
Despite his retirement from the Lebanese Parliament in 1996, ‘Ali ‘Eid remained a key figure in Lebanese politics and inside the Arab Democratic Party; however, he would concede much of his power to his son, Rifaat, after health issues made it difficult for him consistently participate in politics.
‘Ali ‘Eid was buried in Jabal Mohsen.