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Jehad Abu Zneid

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1967
  • Age: 49
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Biographical Information
Born 1967 at Shafat refugee camp, Jerusalem
Personal History
Studied psychology at university
Masters in American Studies from al-Quds University
Project Coordinator at Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information
Worked at Women’s Center in Shu’fat. East of Jerusalem
General Secretary of the Union of Women’s Centers/Refugee Camps in Palestine and Diaspora
Signatory of Palestinian Appeal for Calm
Former coordinator of human rights work for Palestine Human Rights Information Center,
Former volunteer at Amnesty International
1997 Headed a program on young women for the Women's Affairs Technical Committee of Palestine
1998 Elected Director of Division of Prisoners at PA
Arrested by Israel – alleges that they broke her hands


Achievements and Awards

Parliamentarian – National List 24
Member of Fatah

Notable Quotes:
“Men lead women because women are weak. Women often don’t have the same opportunities; it’s not easy for women to get their rights.”
-USA Today, January 2006 

“I have to talk the language of rights not hatred of the Israelis (…) We can’t blame the other; we have to understand the other.”
-USA Today, January 2006
“The situation of occupation is overwhelming. It stops everything. So, the most important thing to both men and women is freedom and to have a national identity(…) The people need to work for peace for their children. They need to understand how to go from conflict to peace
-USA Today, January 2006
“Occupation has changed us. One the one hand we are under occupation by the Israeli army and on the other, we work side by side with Israelis everyday.”
-USA Today, January 2006

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