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Wasef A Areikat

Wasef A Areikat

Sector : Public Figures, Public Figures

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1946
  • Age: 70
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Born in Abu Dis in 1946; completed his secondary education from Ibrahimiyeh School in Jerusalem in 1964; joined the Jordanian Air Force in 1965 as a pilot then the Army College, graduating as an officer in the Artillery Corps; served with the Jordanian army in Jenin in the War of 1967 and in the Al-Karameh battle (between Jordanian and Israeli armies) in 1968; joined Fateh and the PLO after the Black September in Jordan in 1970; received advanced military training courses in the 1970s; enrolled at the Arab Beirut University, Lebanon, graduating with a degree in Geography in 1976; received an MA in Military Science from Pakistan in 1978; assumed important positions within the PLO in Syria and Lebanon, most notably as Commander of the Artillery and Rockets Division of the Palestinian-Lebanese Joint Forces in South Lebanon during 1976-82 and during the Israeli siege of Beirut in summer 1982; was wounded many times in the course of action in Lebanon; promoted to a Major after the mountain battles that took place during the civil war in Lebanon; computerized the PLO’s artillery and rocket systems and was given the rank of Lieutenant Colonel for his efforts; in 1995, he became a Brigadier; returned to Palestine after 28 years in exile in 1995 and was appointed as a Dir.-Gen. in the PA Ministry of Interior; established the Jerusalem Directorate of the Ministry of Interior in Abu Dis and Ar-Ram in 1996 and serves as its Dir.-Gen.


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