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Zahira Kamal

Zahira Kamal

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  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Female
  • Born in : 1945
  • Age : 71
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1945, Jerusalem. Psc. physics at Cairo Uni. & education diploma in Jordan, physics teacher, Founder & head of the DFLP-affiliated Women’s Work Committee 1978, which became the Union of Palestinian Women’s Action Committees in 1989, member of DFLP’s politburo, was held in administrative detention for 6 months in 1979; & then placed under town arrest (in Jerusalem) from 1980-1986; Participated in 1st all-female meetings with leading Israeli female politicians in 1989 Brussels conference; joined ‘Abd-Rabbu as a member of the Madrid delegation in 1991, joined Fida in the DFLP split; became a member of its Executive Committee. From 1992, headed technical committee on women’s affairs dealing with interim negotiations, appointed head of the PA’s Gender Planning & Development Directorate (within the Planning & International Development Ministry)1995. Fida nominated her to take a place as first Women Affaires Minister in the PA cabinet 2003. Nominated for the Noble Peace Prize 2005.



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