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This profile was last updated on 6/18/08  and contains information from public web pages.
 
Background

Employment History

  • Prime Minister
    Gaza
  • Hamas Prime Minister
    Gaza
  • Director of the Office of Martyr Sheikh Ahmad Yasin, the Founder
    Hamas
  • Spokesman
    Hamas
  • Prime Minister
    Hamas
  • Member of Student Council
    Islamic University
  • Dean
    Islamic University
  • Top Yassin Aide
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Web References
Hamas - What is Hamas?
www.webgaza.net, 18 June 2008 [cached]
On June 14, 2007 President Mahmoud Abbas dissolved the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority (PA) government and dismissed its prime minister, Ismail Hanieh.
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Hamas controlled occupied Gaza, with Ismail Hanieh as acting prime minister and Fateh controlled occupied West Bank.
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Since Sheikh Ahmad Yassin's assassination, Hamas has been led by Ismail Hanieh, the acting prime minister in Gaza.
Israel Defense Forces
southjerusalem.com [cached]
Haim Watzman I would really like to punch Ismail Hanieh, the Hamas prime minister of the Gaza Strip, in the face.
Palestinian National Authority
www.ipcri.org, 12 Nov 2010 [cached]
1- Ismail Hanieh - Prime Minister (Hamas)
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1- Ismail Hanieh - Prime Minister (Hamas) leading figure in Hamas. b.1962, Shati camp, to a family from Ashqulon. Studied Arabic literature at IUG, graduating in 1987. Was imprisoned by Israel for most of period 1988-92, before being deported to Marj al-Zuhhur in South Lebanon.
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Hanieh is considered one of the young political leaders in Hamas who started to emerge as a leading figure in the student movement before moving into the world of politics. Hanieh, 43, comes from a Palestinian refugee family from the village of al-Jora in the occupied city of Asqalan and he was born in Shate' Camp in 1963. He finished his elementary and preparatory studies in the UNRWA Schools and got his secondary education from religious Azhar Institute in Gaza and then he joined the Education College - Arabic Language Department - in the Islamic University and graduated from that college. He is married and has 11 children. One of the main stations in the life of Hanieh was his activities in the Islamic Bloc (the student wing of Hamas) and was member of Student Council in the Islamic University in Gaza between 1983-1984, and then became head of the student council in 1985-1986, at that time the student council witnessed in the eighties serious disputes between Fatah Shabiba (Fatah Student Wing) and the Islamic Bloc in the university. Hanieh was arrested more than once in the Israeli prisons. He was arrested for 18 days in 1987 and was arrested for six months in 1988, and the third time, he was arrested for three years in 1989. On December 17, 1992, Israel deported Hanieh to Marj al-Zuhur in South Lebanon along with 415 activists and cadres from Hamas and Islamic Jihad. He held the post of director of the office of martyr Sheikh Ahmad Yasin, the founder and leader of Hamas, and he is considered one of the leading political figures in Hamas. Hanieh enjoys popularity among Hamas circles and the Palestinian people; he is known for his calmness and moderate positions and he stresses a lot on the Palestinian unity. He enjoys strong relations with leaders of other Palestinian factions and he participated in the dialogue sessions between Hamas and the PA and the Palestinian factions. Hanieh and Mahmoud Zahhar are considered the main political leaders of Hamas in Gaza Strip after the assassination of Sheikh Yasin and Dr. Rantisi and Ismail Abu Shanab and Dr. Ibrahim Maqadmeh.
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Hanieh was subjected to an assassination attempt while he was accompanying Sheikh Ahmad Yasin in September 2002 when a Zionist warplane shelled with a strong bomb a home in Gaza but Hanieh and Sheikh Yasin and the residents in the home survived.
ABC13.com: Two suicide bombings kill at least two Israelis
abclocal.go.com, 12 Aug 2003 [cached]
Ismail Hanieh, a spokesman for Hamas, said it was still committed to the cease-fire.
"We cannot pinpoint who stands behind this operation," he said.
But, he added, "this situation was born as a result of Israel's refusal to commit to the Palestinian (truce)."
Islamic Jihad spokesman Mohammed al-Hindi said "We don't know who stands behind these operations."He said the group remained committed to the cease-fire.
(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press.All Rights Reserved.) - Talk about this story
Solving Israeli-Palestinian
www.journalofamerica.net, 9 Mar 2009 [cached]
Contrary to Israeli and U.S. government claims that Hamas is out to destroy Israel, the Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Hanieh has repeatedly said that Hamas is willing to live in peace with Israel according to the pre-war 1967 borders.
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