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Anwar Abu Eisheh

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  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1951
  • Age: 70
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Anwar Abu Eisha (born on July 30, 1951 in Hebron) is a Palestinian lawyer and lawyer. He served as Minister of Culture in the fifteenth and sixteenth Palestinian government headed by Rami Hamdallah. He is a former member of the Hebron City Council.

On March 20, 2020, the Hebron municipality announced that he had contracted the 2019-nCoV at his residence in France, due to the Israeli authorities preventing his return. Later on April 1, 2020, government spokesman Ibrahim Melhem said that Abu Eisha had recovered.

Anwar Jamal Abdel Mohsen Abu Eisha was born in the city of Hebron on July 30, 1951. He received his school education in the city, then left it for Algeria and obtained a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Oran in 1977, and a master’s degree in civil law from the University of Paris X in France in 1980, And later a doctorate in civil law in 1989 from the same university. During his studies in France, he chaired the council of the Palestinian Students Union.

During his return from Algeria, the Israeli occupation arrested him and sentenced him to one year in prison, and house arrest for a year as well, and then deported him in 1974..

Abu Eisha worked as a private secretary for Issam al-Sartawi, and became a member of the Palestinian Olympic Committee in 1982. He was appointed as an official in the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1983. He became a representative of the Palestinian Supreme Council for Youth and Sports in Europe in the period 1983-1994.

Since 1996, Abu Eisheh has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Law at Al-Quds University. He became a member of the Hebron Municipal Council after the 2012-13 Palestinian local elections, then was appointed on June 6, 2013, Minister of Culture in Rami Hamdallah's first government, and later in his second government until June 2, 2014.



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