Sheikh Bassam is on of those people everybody in Jaffa knew. A religious leader to some, a good listener to others. careful with his judgement and supportive of those in distress.
Sheikh Bassam had been ill for many years, and as a result of his illness he drove around Jaffa in a small cart, always with a smile, always with patience for the many people who encountered him on the streets and asked for his assistance, his ideas or maybe just a listening ear.
The burial ceremony left from the Mahmoudia Mosque and was attended by many people form Jaffa and from all over the country