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Hassan Shaker Hammad

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1870
  • Age: 153
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Hassan Shaker Hammad (1870-1942) Palestinian politician, born in the Palestinian city of Tulkarem. Both the “Administrative Decentralization Party” and the “Freedom and Coalition Party”, and he was an elected member of the Beirut State Council.

His upbringing and education
Hassan Shaker Hammad was born in the city of Tulkarem, Palestine, in 1870. He received his education in the schools of his city, Tulkarem. He also studied in the city of Tulkarem from a number of scholars and sheikhs in language and jurisprudence. He mastered the Ottoman Turkish language in addition to his knowledge of the French and Persian languages, as well as the prevailing administrative laws. at that time.

political life and positions
Hassan Hammad began his political and practical life as head of the clerk of the Land Department in Palestine. He also assumed the presidency of the Education Committee and worked to expand its activities. He established in Palestine the first nursery school for children, the first of its kind in the Ottoman Empire, and he specially brought teachers from Lebanon for it. He also recommended imposing « Knowledge tax” on the population with the aim of developing the educational movement, so the Ottoman government took his recommendation and applied it in all parts of the country.

In 1913, Hassan Hammad became the mayor of Nablus, where he continued to do so until 1915. During his reign, in 1914, the National Governmental Hospital was developed. He was also elected a member of the Assembly of the Commonwealth of Beirut, then he belonged to the “Administrative Decentralization Party” and the “Freedom and Coalition Party.”He was one of the first to call for the recognition of the Arabic language as an official language in the Ottoman Empire, along with the Turkish language.

The Administrative Decentralization Party chose him, accompanied by his friend Saeed Al-Karmi, as the party’s representative in Palestine, so on July 30, 1915, Jamal Pasha issued a death sentence against him. Hammad, however, went to Beirut on August 20, 1915 to turn himself in; But he backed down from that after he noticed the process of setting up the gallows, so he realized that Jamal Pasha was lying to him and trying to trap him, so he fled to Damascus, where he hid there with one of his friends.

After the end of Jamal Pasha's rule, and with the mediation of the army's mufti, Sheikh Abdul Qadir Al-Muzaffar;Hasan Hammad was pardoned, and he returned to Palestine in the aftermath of that, and in 1918 he founded An-Najah National University, where he invited a number of Palestinian men to establish it under the name “An-Najah National School.”

During his life, Hassan Hammad was a member of both the “Palestinian National Christian Islamic Society” and the “Arab Scientific Society.” On September 8, 1937, he participated in the Arab National Conference in Bloudan, or what was known as the “Bloudan Conference,”where he was one of the members of the conference. .

his death
Hassan Hammad died in Nablus in 1942, at the age of 72.


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