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Abdulhalim Ashqar

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: United States
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1958
  • Age: 57
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Born in Sayda, Tulkarem, in 1958; received a BA from Birzeit University in 1982; while at Birzeit, became was one of the leaders of the Islamic bloc; went to Greece and obtained an MA in Business Management in 1989; then moved to the US where he gained a PhD in Business Administration from Mississippi University; taught at Washington University then worked as Professor at Howard University, Washington, US; was detained by US authorities for six months in 1998 under allegations of fundraising for Hamas; arrested in Alexandria, Virginia in Aug. 2004 and put under house arrest since then; following the passing away of Yasser Arafat, nominated himself as an independent Islamic candidate running candidate in the 2004 PA elections, where he got 2.68% of the vote.


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