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Saeed Mohammad Seyam

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1959
  • Age: 57
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Parliamentarian Gaza District, Interior and Civil Affairs Minister.

Biographical Information:
• Born 1959
• Resides in Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza
• Married with children
Personal History:
• PhD in Islamic Sharia
• Former teacher at UNRWA school
• Teaches at Islamic University in Gaza
• Gaza offices struck in air raids following Shalit abduction; the offices were called “a meeting place to plan and direct terror activity” by the IDF (Haaretz, June 30, 2006)


Achievements and Awards

Parliamentarian Gaza District.
Interior and Civil Affairs Minister.

Notable Quotations

"Martyrdom operations is one of our tools. It is not the only means that we have."
--al-Jazeera, December 18, 2005

"The day will never come when any Palestinian would be arrested because of his political affiliation or because of resisting the occupation."
--Reuters, March 2006
"Said Seyam did not come to the government to revive any security cooperation or to protect the occupation and their settlers. I came to protect our people and their fighters, to protect their trees, their properties and their capabilities."
--Reuters, March 2006
The security forces have a "duty to stand up to this aggression and cowardly Zionist invasion”  –on the Israeli incursion into Gaza in late June 2006 --The Independent, July 7, 2006
Ordered Palestinians “to shoot at Israeli forces”, taken as a declaration of war and a violation of the Oslo agreements by Israel
--UPI, July 7, 2006 

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