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Abdullah Ahmad Alhourani

Abdullah Ahmad Alhourani

Sector : Cultural Figures , Writers

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Jordan
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1944
  • Age : 68
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Born in Masmiyah, near Gaza, in 1944; fled with his family in 1947 from Zionist assaults, first to Faluja (near Gaza), then to Dawaymeh (near Hebron), and Hebron; after two years moved with his family to Ein Al-Sultan Refugee Camp in Jericho, where he attended school; continued his education in Karak, Jordan (as well as - from some time - in Beit Fajjar and Beit Ummar Schools in the Hebron area); received a Diploma in Education from the Teachers’ Institute in Huwwara, Irbid, Jordan, in 1966; worked as a school teacher, then headmaster, in Jordan from 1966-71; became a member of Fateh in Jordan in 1965; was imprisoned in Jafar, Jordan, from 1971-72 for membership of Fateh; was injured in his eye and ear while in jail; worked as teacher in Libya from 1972-82 and was member of the Teachers’ League in Libya from 1974-78; studied while in Libya in the Beirut Arab University (distance learning) and received a Licentiate in Literature in 1978; member of the Jordanian Writers Union since 1982; worked in Jordanian newspapers form 1983-85; also wrote in other papers, incl. Filastin Athawra and Shu’un Filastiniyya; was a PNC member from 1984-91; worked with the PLO Education and Higher Education Dept. from June 1985; served as head of the PLO’s Development and Social Affairs bureau in Tunisia and Treasurer of the Palestinian Family Support Fund from 1986-Dec. 1994; was also appointed member of the PLO Exec. Committee on 15 Sept. 1987; continued his studies and gained diplomas in Islamic Studies from the Jesuit University in Beirut in 1987/88; was a member of the 5 th Fateh Conference that convened in Tunisia in 1989; earned an MA in Islamic Studies in 1990 and a PhD in Sufi Literature from the Jesuit University in Beirut in 1994; was appointed Dir.-Gen. of Research and Planning in the PA Ministry for Social Affairs in Dec. 1994; serves as head of the Consortium for Displaced Palestinian Refugees for the northern districts of Palestine since 2002; was appointed by Pres. Yasser Arafat as Consultant for Social Affairs from 2001-04; is a member of the PLO Political Guidance Committee since 2004; Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Palestinian Marriage Fund since Jan. 2005; among his publications are Benevolent Associations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (Al-Karmel, Amman, 1986).


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