In honor and recognition of the spirit of the great poet Mahmoud Darwish, and in cooperation with the Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, the Prime Ministership, and the Mahmoud DarwishFoundation, the municipality acquired a plot of land with an area of nine dunums (around two acres) and established the Al-Barwa Park/ The Mahmoud Darwish Museum. The museum and park are also the resting place of Mahmoud Darwish’s remains. The International Palestinian architect, Ja’farTouqan, designed the park and museum which include a multi-purpose hall, spacious areas, pools of water, an outdoor amphitheater and public gardens. The museum is equipped with an electronic library, including books by the late poet, a number of Darwish’s personal belongings, and photos of him with his family and many notable people. At the museum entrance, a mural and a brief biography of Darwish is inscribed in both Arabic and English, covering his life until his passing in August 2008.