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Mamdouh Alaker

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1943
  • Age: 73
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Born in Nablus on 17 Oct. 1943; finished high school at An-Najah College in Nablus; left in 1962 to join Cairo University Medical School, graduating in 1969 (M.B.B.Ch.); joined the ANM and then the PFLP from 1967-70; worked in Kuwaiti hospitals as physician from 1970-73, then went for further training to Edinburgh (1976-77), acquiring the specialization in General Surgery as fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; returned to Kuwait and worked as general surgeon; in 1979, went to London to specialize in Urology at King’s College Hospital (until 1981); member of the British Association of Urologic Surgeons since 1981; returned to Palestine and practiced as an urologist at the Al-Maqassed Hospital in Jerusalem from 1981-86, then moved to St. Luke’s and Al-Ittihad Hospitals in Nablus, and the St. Joseph Hospital in Jerusalem; since the mid-late-1980s Board of Trustees member of several Palestinian organizations, incl. the Arab Studies Society, the Medical Association, the Palestinian Center for Arts and Culture, and the Friends’ School in Ramallah; arrested by Israel in 1991 and detained for 45 days in solitary confinement for being an Intifada activist and belonging to the UNLU; founding member of the Mandela Institute for Palestinian political prisoners in 1989; member of the Palestinian delegation to the 1991 Madrid Peace conference and the subsequent Washington talks, where he was head of a sub-committee on human rights issues; co-founder of PICCR in 1993; member of Muwatin, the Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy; member of the Board of Directors of the Palestinian National Theater in Jerusalem; co-founder of the first Palestinian School of Medicine at Al-Quds University in 1994; Commissioner General for PICCR since Sept. 2003; practices as a senior consultant urologist in several hospitals and is a Clinical Associate Professor at Al-Quds University’s Medical School.



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