ABBOUSHI, FAHMI (1895-1975)

Born in Jenin in 1895; Mayor of Jenin from 1935-37; dismissed from the post by British Mandate authorities in 1937; as a result, the Abboushi family left and lived in exile in Beirut until 1940; had a close relationship with Awni Abdul Hadi, co-founding the prominent Arab Independence Party (Al-Istiqlal) in the 1930s; , chairman of the Arab National Bank, Jenin branch in the 1940s; also served on numerous national committees during and after the British Mandate of Palestine; well known for his oratory skills; died in 1975.

Fahmi Abboushi