Ismail Haniyeh

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Ismail Haniyeh
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Haniyeh in 2020
Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau
Assumed office
6 May 2017
DeputySaleh al-Arouri[1]
Preceded byKhaled Mashal
De facto ruler of the Gaza Strip
In office
2 June 2014 – 13 February 2017
PresidentMahmoud Abbas
Aziz Dweik
Preceded byNew creation
Succeeded byYahya Sinwar
Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority
In office
29 March 2006* – 2 June 2014
Preceded byAhmed Qurei
Succeeded byRami Hamdallah
Personal details
Born (1962-01-29) 29 January 1962 (age 61)
Al-Shati refugee camp, Gaza Strip
Political partyHamas
Alma materIslamic University of Gaza

Ismail Abdel Salam Ahmed Haniyeh (Arabic: إسماعيل عبد السلام أحمد هنية; sometimes transliterated as Haniya, Haniyah, or Hanieh; born 29 January 1962) is a senior political leader of Hamas. He was the disputed Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority.[2] In September 2017, he became Chief of Hamas's Political Bureau.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hamas appoints West Bank terror chief as its deputy leader". The Times of Israel. 5 October 2017.
  2. "Abbas sacks Hamas-led government". BBC News. 14 June 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2007.
  3. "Ex-Gaza leader Haniyeh reportedly to replace Mashaal as Hamas head". The Times of Israel. 2016-09-05. Retrieved 2016-12-09.