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Hamed Mahmoud Abu Sitta

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1925
  • Age: 90
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Born in Ma’in Abu Sitta, Bir As-Saba’, in 1925; earned a BSc in Civil Engineering from Cairo University in 1949; while a student, underwent three months of military training with a group of volunteers aiming to defend their home village in May 1948; worked as a civil engineer and contractor in Saudi Arabia in the 1950s; contributed half of the money he earned to establishing the PLA in the early 1960s; worked closely with Ahmad Shuqeiri, visiting many Palestinian communities to promote the idea of forming the PLO; consequently became a founding member of the first PNC in Jerusalem in 1964; PLO Exec. Committee member since the late 1960s (until he retired at the onset of the Oslo process in 1993); played a moderating role during the 1970 clashes between the PLO and the Jordanian government (‘Black September’); served for 20 years as head of the Occupied Homeland Dept., which aimed to support the Gaza, West Bank and Golan populations’ resistance against Israel’s occupation.


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