Success stories of Palestinian achievers from all over the world

George Yousef Hazboun

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1943
  • Age: 72
  • Curriculum vitae :


Born in Bethlehem on 31 Dec. 1943 to a Palestinian Christian Catholic family; became Secretary of the Bethlehem District Workers Union from 1965; studied towards a BA in Economy at the Beirut Arab University until the War of 1967; was imprisoned by Israel 13 times since 1967 and served a total of four and a half years in Israeli jails; was active both on political and associational activities; founding member of the West Bank General Federation of Trade Unions in 1965, in charge of its International Relations from 1967-91, and its Vice-Secretary General from 1978-83; was Board Member of the Bethlehem Water Authority from 1976-83 and of the Jerusalem Electricity Company in 1977; served as deputy mayor of Bethlehem from 1983-97; was Chairman of the Center for Trade Union Rights in Jerusalem from 1988-93 and from 1994 in Bethlehem (after the Jerusalem office was closed down by the Israeli authorities); PNC member since 1990; member of the Bethlehem Peace Center since the late 1990s; serves as Palestinian representative for the London-based international Center for Trade Union Rights; was appointed as Dir.-Gen. of the PA Interior Ministry from 1997-2004; Board Member of the Bethlehem Municipal Council from 1997-2005; works as free-lance researcher and consultant; published a book on the history of Palestinian trade union movements from 1967-1990 (Jerusalem: UNDP, 1994).


Achievements and Awards

  • Marital status :
  • City :
  • Status :
  • Years in active : From To