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Ahmad Mohammad Bahar

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1950
  • Age: 65
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Born in Khan Younis around 1950 to parents originally from Al-Jura village; became a member of the Muslim Brotherhood; met Sheikh Ahmad Yassin in 1968 in the Shamali Mosque in Al-Shati Refugee Camp, Gaza, and became involved in the youth meetings organized by Sheikh Yassin; graduated from Al-Shar’iyyah religious secondary school; was appointed as Imam for the Beit ‘Umar Mosque near Hebron and as Ma’zoun (Shari’a Court Clerk for marriages) for the area of Beit ‘Umar, Al-Aroub and Beit Sourif; co-founder of Hamas; holds a PhD; Sheikh and Khatib; political spokesman of Hamas since the mid-1990s; was arrested by the PA in 1998; serves as Director of Hamas’ Islamic Charity in the Gaza Strip; is head of the Islamic Assembly of Gaza, head of Shurah Committee of Al-Khalas group, and Director of the Islamic Association of Gaza, a large charity established by Sheikh Yassin; is also involved in the administration of several other charitable organizations in Gaza; Imam, Palestine Mosque, Gaza City; has been held under arrest in the past by Israel; in 2004, has led the Hamas’ struggle against the PA, demanding the release of Hamas funds frozen by the PA; was elected as PLC member (Change and Reform, Gaza City district) in the Jan. 2006 elections; was elected as first deputy PLC speaker in March 2006.


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