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Amin al-Majaj

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1921
  • Age: 100
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Amin Al-Majj (March 21, 1921 in Ramallah - January 2, 1999 in East Jerusalem) was a pediatrician and politician from Palestine.

Amin Saleh Al-Majj was born in Ramallah in 1921 to a Christian family affiliated with the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East. He was educated at the Bishop's School in East Jerusalem. In 1945, Al-Majaj joined the American University of Beirut, where he studied medicine and surgery, and later to the University of London, where he specialized in pediatrics.

occupy positions
In 1950, Al-Majjaj was appointed as Head of the Pediatric Department at Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem, and later took over the management and then the management of the Makassed Islamic Charitable Association Hospital. Also in 1950, he was elected a member of the Jerusalem municipality, and several times deputy mayor of Jerusalem. He was appointed Minister of Health, Construction and Reconstruction in Jordan in 1957, and Minister of Health in 1964. He served as a member of the Jordanian National Assembly from 1967 to 1988. He held a seat in Jerusalem in the Jordanian House of Representatives from 1967-1988 AD; In addition to positions in hospitals located in Jerusalem, Gaza and Nablus.

On July 5, 1994, Rawhi Al-Khatib, Secretary of the Jerusalem Municipality, died, and Amin Al-Majj was assigned the position until the Jordanian businessman Zaki Al-Ghoul was chosen in 1998. Israel does not recognize this position.

personal life
Amin Al-Majj married Betty Dagher in 1947, and they had one son and three daughters.

Amin Al-Majj died in Jerusalem on January 2, 1999, and was buried there.



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