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Bassam AlSalhi

Bassam AlSalhi

Sector : Public Figures, Public Figures

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1960
  • Age: 61
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Bassam Al-Salhi was born in the Amari refugee camp in 1960. He obtained his masters degree in international studies and authored several books and political studies. He was elected as the head of the student council at Birzeit University between 1979 and 1981. He led the student movement against the Camp David Agreements for which he was arrested several times and placed under house arrest. 

He was a member in the National Unified Command of the first Intifada, during which time he was arrested and sentenced to 3 years in prison and an additional 3 years under probation. He participated in the leadership commission of the Tunnel Intifada of 1996 and the Al- Aqsa Intifada of 2000. He is a member of the National Guidance Committee, the Palestinian National Council and the Palestinian Central Council.

Recently, Mr. Al-Salhi was a member of the Palestinian delegation to attend court sessions at The Hague that dealt with the issue of the Apartheid Wall. He was also a member of the follow-up Committee on the same file. He has devoted much of his work to mobilize international support for the Palestinian people.


Achievements and Awards

- He is a General Secretary of the Palestinian People's Party and elected member of the Palestinian Legislative Council.

- He was the party's candidate for President of the Palestinian Authority in 2005.

- In the 2007 so-called "Unity Government" he was appointed Minister for Culture.

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