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Jameela Abdullah Alshanti

Jameela Abdullah Alshanti

Sector : Public Figures, Public Figures

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1955
  • Age: 61
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Biographical Information
 Born 1955 in the Jabalia Camp
 Lives in Gaza

Personal History
 Holds an English literature degree and has spent 20 years teaching English around the Arab world
 Currently heads the Women's Activities Division of the Palestine Islamic Movement
 Lecturer at the Islamic University


Achievements and Awards

Member of Parliament – National List

Notable Quotations
"My favorite author is Charles Dickens, but my favorite book is the Holy Koran." --The Telegraph, February 2006
"We are going to lead factories. We are going to lead farmers." --The New York Times, February 2006
"We are angry - very, very angry. No one can say a bad word about our prophet." – on the Danish Cartoons --The New York Times, February 2006
"There are traditions here that say that a woman should take a secondary role - that she should be at the back, but that is not Islam. Hamas will scrap many of these traditions. You will find women going out and participating" --BBC News, March 2006
"We will bring back Islamic thought and heritage through the media and through education. These people will come to understand their culture. But we will not seize their freedoms from them." --BBC News, March 200

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