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Khaled Alfahoum

Khaled Alfahoum

Sector : Public Figures, Public Figures

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Syria
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1923
  • Age: 93
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Was born in Nazareth in 1923, grew up and was educated in Nazareth, then enrolled at the AUB, where he studied Chemistry, graduating in 1945, he returned to Palestine and fought in the 1948 War.

During the course of which he was forced to flee, first to Bint Jbeil, Lebanon, then to Syria, worked as a Science teacher in Dir’a Secondary School in Damascus, then was appointed its principal. became Director of the Educational Dept. in the Dir’a District then he moved to Cairo, where he worked in the Ministry of Education for eight months focusing on student scholarships, served as Cultural Attaché of the United Arab Union in Washington until the split of the Union; returned to the Syrian Ministry of Education.


Achievements and Awards

Al-Fahoum joined the PLO in 1964. He was member of the 1st PNC in 1964 and member of the PLO Exec.

Committee in 1964-65 and 1967-69; participated in the first Arab Summit led by Egyptian Pres. Gamal Abdul Nasir in Jan. 1964,was elected as speaker of the PNC at its 9th session held in Cairo in July 1971 (until 1984).

From Jan.1973 he was a Chairman of the PLO Central Council and he involved in dialogue within the PLO and between the PLO and Syria, he resigned from his positions in 1984 after boycotting the PNC in Amman, which resulted in a reconciliation between the PLO and King Hussein; co-launched the PNSF on 25 March 1985 in Damascus and served as its head since. Was a member of the Damascus Ten based in Syria and was involved in PLO internal dialogue in the late 1990s and supported PLO-Syrian dialog since 1999. He died in Syria on 5 Feb. 2006.

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