Personalities - Chronological
Palestinian religious leader; Muslim
brother and preacher; born in 1937 in Ashqelon; refugee in Gaza
since 1948; worked as teacher, preacher and community worker;
completely paralyzed following an accident in his youth; founder
of the Islamic Centre in Gaza in 1973 which soon controlled all
religious institutions; creator, spiritual leader and key figure
of HAMAS, the Islamic Resistance Movement in the OPT; detained
since May 1989; believes that Palestine belongs to Islam and advocates
an Islamic state in all of Palestine.
Surgeon, lecturer, Islamic University,
Gaza. Member, Council for Higher Education, elected in 1990 chaiman
of Arab Medical Association of Gaza.