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Aref al-Jabari

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1948
  • Age: 74
  • Curriculum vitae :




  • One of the founders of public libraries and Hebron University Library.
  • Chairman of the Committee of Directors and Heads of University Libraries in the Higher Education Council.
  • first Chairman of the Reconstruction of Hebron Governorate and Al Haram Ibrahim Sharif's surrounding areas.


By a presidential decree

  • 1 - appointed undersecretary of the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs.
  • 2 - appointed governor of Hebron Governorate on August 4th, 2002, as the first governor of Hebron Governorate during the authority era, which is considered an exceptional governorate in terms of its population. It is also the largest Palestinian governorate in terms of population. It is divided mainly into two regions: a region governed by Palestinian Authority and other occupied.
  • Take the position of governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley, adopted by President Mahmoud Abbas. That leads to development in the education and health sectors, many international programs and project funding, industrial and agricultural districts establishment, and road and water services improvement, especially for farmers.
  • In 2009, he had referred to retirement with a minister position.
  • He now holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Khalil Al Rahman Association in Palestine, which includes many political and national figures and Businessmen.



    • Hebron schools and university with Islamic law and library science field of study.




    • Arrested and summoned for interrogation several times by the occupation authorities.
    • prominent member of several national work committees, such as the district committees. That was to provide aid and facilitate education, especially during the Israeli invasion of Hebron Governorate.
    • Representative of the State of Palestine at several Arab conferences.



    • Help Palestinians mainly and Hebron peoples practically in rising civil peace, resolve disputes between citizens, and provide financial support to needy families.
    • As the occupation exists, our national responsibility has not ended yet. We still have much to do, regardless of positions or responsibilities.
    • So that our dream of seeing the flag of our state flutter over all of our national soil and our capital, Al Quds Al Sharif, has been liberated from the prisons of the occupation and the return of our people. The diaspora to its cities and villages, and God has power over all things.

    Achievements and Awards

    • Preserving the humanitarian and religious heritage of Hebron Governorate, especially the Ibrahimi Mosque
    • Headed the official and popular committees to administer the Hebron Governorate and provide its basic needs, especially for the families of the martyrs, prisoners, and the wounded
    • Reconstruction houses were destroyed by the occupation and providing needs for people's homes that were affected by the repeated incursions into the Hebron Governorate.
    • Forming municipal and village councils in the Hebron Governorate and securing their budgets to carry out their work in the best way
    • He Supported Tkiyet Prophet Ibrahim Al Khalil with all the needs required to continue carrying out its mission and work to serve the province's people.
    • He paid his attention to youth issues by supporting cultural clubs and youth centers to hone their talents and skills.
    • Supporting women's rehabilitation centers and empowering them to serve the local community, and giving women the role in education and work.
    • Allocating agricultural lands to farmers and opening agricultural Palestinian products' markets, which the occupation is trying to destroy.
    • He chaired the Executive and Advisory Council to facilitate the work of the Palestinian citizen in many meetings with political forces and representatives of civil society to secure civil and social peace.
    • A member of the reconciliation committees as a national figure, especially during the period of division that took place between Gaza and the West Bank; to preserve the civil cohesion of the Hebron Governorate


    Awards and certificates 


    • Certificate of Honor from President Yasser Arafat for his participation in the management and carrying out the census of population, housing, and facilities.
    • Certificate of Appreciation from His Excellency President Mahmoud Abbas for creativity and excellence in serving the country.
    • Certificate of Appreciation from the General Union of Palestinian Teachers in appreciation of the continuous educational efforts to educate generations of our Palestinian people
    • Certificate of Appreciation from the Administrative Board of the Palestinian Library and Information Association for supporting librarians in general and Palestinian libraries in particular.



      • Shield of appreciation and participation in the work of the Council of the Arab Union for Real Estate Development, which was held in Cairo, Amman, and Muscat.
      • Shields of participation to contribute to education, health, youth centers, women's and children's rights sectors, and charities.

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