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Ehab Bseiso

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1978
  • Age: 44
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Ihab Bseisu (born on May 28, 1978 in Gaza) is a Palestinian academic, poet and architect, who was the spokesman for Rami Hamdallah's third government, and later appointed him as Minister of Culture in his government from 2015–19. He is currently the head of the Palestinian National Library. There were reports of his dismissal after he commented on the killing of Nizar Banat at the hands of the Palestinian security services in a post on social media, as part of the authority’s silencing of criticism and denouncing demonstrations, while his dismissal letter did not reach him in the confusion and confusion that accompanied the case.

Childhood and educational attainment
Ihab Yasser Arif Bseiso was born in 1978 and raised in the Rimal neighborhood of Gaza City. He received his entire school education in Gaza City, then left to study architecture in Britain. Bseisu holds a BA in Architecture, and MA and PhD degrees in International Media from Cardiff University in Wales.

After graduating from university, he worked as an architect in the Emirates. After completing his master's and doctoral studies in international media, he worked as an academic advisor and media trainer for a number of Arab and international media organizations. He worked as a lecturer in the media department at Birzeit University, and served as the head of the media department at Birzeit University.
He was appointed director of the Government Information Center, and spokesperson for Rami Hamdallah's third government in June 2014. Later he was appointed Minister of Culture in Rami Hamdallah's third government after the second cabinet reshuffle in December 2015.
In 2019, he was appointed head of the Palestinian National Library.

His first book, "The Seagull of Narrow Space", was published in 2004
His second book, "Happening at the Hourglass," was published in 2008.
Two poetry collections “When the Stranger Walked on Water” and “Be Against You Twice” in 2015.


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