- Country of residence
Yaser was born in 1967, originally from Nablus, West Bank. Member of Parliament – National List.
Businessman, owns a soap factory
Hamas' spokesman for the northern West Bank
Conducted meeting before Shalit’s abduction; fielded calls from Khaled Meshal from Damascus
Arrested by Israel following Shalit abduction
“We won't let anyone bring us down. Hamas can see cracks in the international boycott of the Hamas government. To make sure the referendum fails, Hamas is enlisting Fatah men, including parliamentarians and security officers, buying their loyalty. Hamas is preparing intelligence briefs and profiles on senior Fateh officials and members of the officers' class in the armed forces. Most of the focus is on Mohammad Dahlan's people as well as Rashid Abu Shabak and Tawfik Tirawi.”—following his phone call from Khaled Meshal
--Mideast Mirror, June 23, 2006
"We have spoken with many lawyers and they have told us that it is illegal for Abu Mazen to call a referendum… His announcement contradicts the basic law and we will present our evidence in the parliament today."--Agence France Presse, June 12, 2006
''There is a right to resistance, and our entry into the parliament will legitimize this right…" --The Boston Globe, January 2006.
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