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Salim Za'nun

Salim Za'nun

Sector : Public Figures, Public Figures

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1933
  • Age: 83
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1933, a refugee to Gaza in 1948; Speaker of the PNC since 1993. An early recruit to the Muslim Brotherhood, had a leading role in organising the Popular Resistance Front to oppose Israeli occupation of Gaza in 1956-7. Left Brotherhood to join Fatah in late50s, & built support for it in Kuwait. In Fatah-CC from 1968, where after Black September he argued for scaling down the Palestinian military presence in favour of smaller units, lost his position on CC in 1971. Took over as senior Fatah rep in the Gulf. Has remained within Fatah despite his often strongly disagreements with ‘Arafat; appointed PNC deputy speaker in the 1980s.


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