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Assayyed Hasan Barakeh

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1956
  • Age: 59
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Born in Bani Suheila village, Khan Younis, in 1956; graduated from the Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, Egypt, in 1979; worked as a teacher in Algeria, then in Palestine; was arrested three times by Israeli authorities in the late 1980s and deported to Lebanon in 1989 on charges of political leadership of the Islamic Jihad; founded the Palestine Martyr Institute (Shahid Filastin), which assisted in the establishment of hospitals, the Palestine Scholars’ Commission through which he issued The Guiding Torch magazine, and other Palestinian organizations in Lebanon during his 10-year exile; authored several publications and articles; returned to Palestine on the occasion of the 1998 PNC meeting in Gaza; became Dir.-Gen. in the PA Ministry of Youth and Sports; got involved in cultural and religious activities; resigned to nominate himself for the 2005 PA elections as independent candidate for the post of PA Pres. following the death of Yasser Arafat, where he got 1.27% of the votes.


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