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DEF Category of Palestinian People Profiles
Alphabetical listing of selected DEF Palestine People Profiles
Aref Dajani Aref Dajani
Born in Jerusalem in 1856; mayor of Jerusalem during World War I; in 1918 representative to the Administrative Committee of the Muslim-Christian Association (MCA);
Ibrahim Dakkak Ibrahim Dakkak
Engineer, writer and political commentator, co-founder of various Palestinian institutions: Council for Higher Education, National Guidance Committee. Member of board of Trustees, Bir Zeit University;
Izzat Darwaza Izzat Darwaza
Born in Nablus, 1887, to a middle-class family; served in the local Ottoman administration as clerk in the Department of Telegraphic and Postal Services in Nablus; director of al-Najah School in Nablus;
Mahmoud Darwish Mahmoud Darwish
Darwish is considered to be the most important contemporary Arab poet working today. He was born in 1942 in the village of Barweh in the Galilee, which was razed to the ground by the Israelis in 1948.
Aziz Al Dweik Aziz Al Dweik
The Palestinian Legislative Council Speaker
Member of The Palestinian Legislative Council
Kamel Erekat Kamel Erekat
Born in Abu Dis village, Jerusalem; served in the British Police in 1926-1941; participated in the Palestinian resistance movement under the leadership of Abdul-Qader al-Husseini in the 1940s.
Sa'eb Erekat Sa'eb Erekat
Born in Jerusalem; M.A. graduate from San Francisco State University in 1979; Ph.D.: Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies, Bradford University, England, 1983; PA Minister of Local Government and Municipal Affairs.
Khaled Al Fahoum Khaled Al Fahoum
Born in Nazareth in 1923; grew up and was educated in Nazareth, then enrolled at the AUB, where he studied Chemistry, graduating in 1945; was involved in PLO internal dialogue in the late 1990s and supported PLO-Syrian dialog since 1999;
Qadura Fares Qadura Fares
Born in Silwad, near Ramallah, on 13 June 1962; completed high school (graduating with a tawjihi); was imprisoned by Israel for several years; elected PLC member (Fateh) for the Ramallah constituency in the Jan. 1996 elections;
Salam Fayyad Salam Fayyad
Born in Deir Al-Ghussun, near Tulkarem, in 1952; studied at the AUB, graduating with a BSc in 1975; PhD in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin (1986);
Elias Freij Elias Freij
Born in Bethlehem; businessman; head of board of trustees of Bethlehem University since 1973; member of Palestinian delegation to the Middle East peace talks in Washington; Minister of Tourism and Antiquities in the PA.
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