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Osama Hamdan

Osama Hamdan

Sector : Public Figures , Public Figures

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Lebanon
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1965
  • Age : 52
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Osama Hamdan "Born in East Albatani, Al-Majdal (Ashqelon) in 1965" to a refugee family that had fled in 1948 and settled in Al-Burj RC, Gaza; completed his high school in Kuwait in 1982; enrolled at Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, graduating with a BA in Chemistry in 1986; was an activist within the Islamic student movement at the university from 1982-86; went back to Kuwait after graduating and worked in the industrial sector until the Iraqi invasion to Kuwait in 1990; worked at the Hamas office in Tehran as assistant to then Hamas representative Imad Alami from 1992-93; became Hamas’ official representative in Tehran in 1994, serving in that post until 1998, when he was appointed as Hamas representative to Lebanon, a post he still holds; participated in the Cairo dialogue between Palestinian factions in 2004 and served as Hamas’ spokesperson at the talks; participated in most of the recent dialogue meetings between Hamas and European officials; is a member of the Arab National Congress and of the Arab Islamic Conference. 

of the Board of Trustees of the Jerusalem Institute in Lebanon; member of the Hamas politburo; was one of six senior Hamas leaders named by US Pres. Bush in Aug. 2003 as Specially Designated Global Terrorists, freezing any assets in the US and prohibiting transactions with US nationals.

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