Last updated on: 9/21/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Khaled Meshaal Biography

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

“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
Education:
  • BS, Physics, Kuwait University
Other:
  • 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?