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Khaled Meshaal Biography

Chairman of Hamas Political Bureau
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"

“I accept a Palestinian state according to 1967 borders with Jerusalem as the capital, with the right to return.”

“Israel-Hamas Cease Fire; Interview with Hamas Political Leader Khaled Meshaal,” CNN, Nov. 21, 2012

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chairman of Hamas Political Bureau, 2004-Present
  • Exiled in Damascus, 2001
  • He was briefly imprisoned and then expelled from Jordan, 1999
  • After Iraq Invasion of Kuwait, he moved to Jordan where he became the head of Hamas in Jordan, 1990
  • After the start of the Palestinian Intifada, he became involved with Hamas as it formed in 1987, becoming the branch head in Kuwait where he lived at the time, 1987
  • BS, Physics, Kuwait University
  • He and his family move to Kuwait, 1967
  • Born in the West Bank village of Silwad, near the city of Ramallah, 1956
Quoted in:
  1. Should Palestinian Refugees Have the Right of Return?