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Samira Abu Ghazaleh

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1928
  • Age: 93
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Born in Nablus in 1928; studied in Ramleh and Jerusalem; graduated from the Teachers’ College for Women in Jerusalem in 1947; volunteered with the Egyptian Red Crescent Society in Al-Ramleh in 1948; established the Young Arab Women’s Association in 1950; was elected Sec.-Gen. of the Jordanian Red Crescent Society in Jerusalem; worked as a teacher at Dar Al-Mu’allimat in Ramallah; in 1952 enrolled at the AUB to study Education and Psychology, but was dismissed for her political activity; obtained a BA (1956) and MA (1962) from Cairo University focusing on Arabic Literature; established the Palestinian Women’s Union in Cairo in 1963; was one of the founders of the GUPW in Jerusalem in 1964; was elected to the PNC; member of the PLO Central Council since 1985; her writings include: Diaries of an Arab Girl (Arabic, Cairo, 1962).


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