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Omar Saleh Barghouthi

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Jordan
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1894
  • Age: 122
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Born in Deir Ghassaneh, near Ramallah, in 1894; educated at the St. George’s School in Jerusalem then in the English School; headed to the Sultani School in Beirut (1907); returned to Deir Ghassaneh and moved to Jerusalem, where he founded The Arab Secret Society (closed down by the Ottoman governor); participated in the national movement opposing British occupation policies particularly against the appointment of Herbert Samuel as High Commissioner for Palestine; was consequently deported to Acre; in 1924, graduated from the Palestinian Law School of Jerusalem, where he later gave a series of lectures (during 1933-48); moved to Ramallah following the 1948 Nakba; was appointed as member of the Jordanian Upper House in 1952; was elected to the Jordanian parliament on 1 May 1954 and served as Minister of Education in 1955; wrote a number of articles and published several books, incl. History of Palestine (Arabic, 1923), Jurisdiction Among the Bedouins in Palestine (Arabic, 1929); Al-Yazzuri (the Unknown Minister) (Arabic, 1948); died in Jerusalem in 1965.


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