In Jordan: Man dies at 125
A 125-year-old resident of the North Badia in Jordan died at dawn on Sunday after a long and healthy life. Petra news agency, quoted Fneikher Diab Al Fawwaz's relatives as saying he died due to natural causes “and was enjoying good health and a sharp memory.”
In the course of his life, Fawwaz accompanied Prince Faisal I, ex-King of Iraq and brother of the founder of modern Jordan King Abdullah I, to Damascus in 1918 to liberate it from Ottoman rule as part of the Great Arab Revolt, the agency said, quoting one of his 230 grandchildren.
The grandson said Fawwaz served his community by acting as a Bedouin judge who solved disputes between his people. He was a practicing Muslim, and used to go for frequent walks. His diet consisted mainly of olive oil, ghee made from sheep milk, honey, milk and milk products.
Fawaz married five wives during his lifetime. Four had died and the fifth was 50 years younger than he was. He had six sons and six daughters. (Albawaba.com)
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