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Arjan El Fassed

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Netherlands
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1973
  • Age: 42
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Arjan El Fassed (born August 5, 1973 in Vlaardingen) is a former Dutch politician and human rights activist as well as development aid worker. As a member of GreenLeft (GroenLinks) he was an MP from June 17, 2010 to September 20, 2012. He focused on matters of development aid and foreign affairs.


El Fassed studied political science at Leiden University and worked as a lobbyist and advisor for several humanitarian organizations, among others the Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights (LAW), the Interchurch Organisation for Development Cooperation (ICCO), Oxfam Novib as well as Oxfam International
He is co-founder of The Electronic Intifada (ei), a website dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a Palestinian point of view.
Since June 2010 he has been a member of the Dutch House of Representatives.
Personal life
 Arjan El Fassed has a Palestinian father and a Dutch mother. In the second half of the 90's he lived for about three years in Nablus on the West Bank. Bassam Shakaa, former mayor of this Palestinian city and victim of an Israeli bomb assault, is his uncle.


Achievements and Awards

2011: Fair Politician of the Year 2010-2011, Evert Vermeer Foundation.

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