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Shawkat Abu Hamda

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  • Country of residence: Jordan
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1931
  • Age: 85
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Born in Kharbath village near Ramleh in 1931; was raised and studied there until the 1948 Nakba, during which he became a refugee in Jerusalem; studied at Ibrahimieh College from 1948-51; joined the Royal Military College in Jordan from 1951-56, graduating as a police officer; serving in the Jordanian Police Force until 1962, then joined the Jordanian intelligence services as director of the Hebron Office until the War of 1967, when he became a refugee for the second time; was appointed first Director of the Executive Office for Occupied Land Affairs in Jordan in 1971; was a member of the Jordanian-Palestinian Joint Committee since its establishment in 1979, serving until 1985, in charge of municipality affairs, land and housing issues, as well as Jerusalem, incl. renovation of the Old City; became first Undersecretary of the Ministry of Occupied Land Affairs in 1980, and its Minister in 1984; retired in 1985. Died in 2007 in Amman.


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