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Hind Al Husseini

Hind Al Husseini

Sector : Public Figures , Public Figures

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Female
  • Born in : 1916
  • Age : 101
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Hind al-Husseini "born in April 25, 1916 in Jerusalem – September 13, 1994 in Jerusalem) was a Palestinian woman notable for rescuing 55 orphaned survivors of the Deir Yassin massacre, after they were dropped off in Jerusalem and left to fend for themselves.

She later converted her grandfather's mansion into an orphanage to house them, which became a school providing education to orphans and other children from Palestinian towns and villages.

Hind was also dedicated to women's issues, establishing a college for women, and serving in the Arab Women's Union.

Hind was born to the prominent al-Husseini family in Jerusalem, and was a cousin of the Palestinian military leader Abd al-Qader al-Husseini. She was active in several social work organizations. In the 1930s, Hind joined student unions and was a member of the Women's Solidarity Society.

She completed social work courses and she was an educator, becoming headmistress of a Jerusalem girls' school. Later on in the 1940s, she became coordinator of the Arab Women's Union. 

Hind was born to the prominent al-Husseini family in Jerusalem, and was a cousin of the Palestinian military leader Abd al-Qader al-Husseini.

She was active in several social work organizations. In the 1930s, Hind joined student unions and was a member of the Women's Solidarity Society. She completed social work courses and she was an educator, becoming headmistress of a Jerusalem girls' school. Later on in the 1940s, she became coordinator of the Arab Women's Union.

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  • She dedicated her life to orphans until her death, diligently working to provide them with an education and help them find homes or jobs; also created a school for girls at Dar Al-Tifl and served as its Pres.
  • It later included a Women’s College affiliated (Faculty of Arts) with Al-Quds University (after her death the college was named Hind Al-Husseini College). She was a member of the PNC and served as Board of Trustees member of various Palestinian women’s organizations.
  • Hind Al- Husseini received the Jordan Globe Medallion for social work in 1983 and the Jordan Globe Medallion for education in 1985, also was awarded the First Degree Medallion by the German government in 1989. died on 13 Sept. 1994.

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