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Ali Abdullah Abu Hilal

Ali Abdullah Abu Hilal

Sector : Public Figures, Public Figures

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1955
  • Age: 60
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Born in Abu Dis, near Jerusalem, in 1955; detained in 1974 and 1975, while still in high school, by Israel for membership in the National Front; obtained a BA in Law from Egypt; member, DFLP; worked in the Public Works Union in Abu Dis in 1979 and served as its secretary until 1985; co-founder and secretary of the Workers’ Unity Block Union in the West Bank and Gaza Strip from 1980-85, for which he was put under house arrest by Israeli authorities; member of the General Federation of Palestinian Trade Unions from 1982-85; imprisoned in 1985 on suspicion of organizing guerrilla cells and deported to Jordan in 1986, where he worked with the PLO; PNC member since 1989; returned to the country in Sept. 1991 as part of a prisoner exchange between the DFLP and the Israeli authorities; founded the Freedoms’ Defense Institute in 1992 and served as its Director until 2000; founder and general coordinator of the Jerusalem Center for Democracy and Human Rights since 2003; writes and lectures on issues related to democracy and human rights.


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