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last updated Jan. 4, 2010 12:40 PM (EST+7)
Yusef Salameh
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Palestinian politics Hamas religious affairs
Sheikh Yusef Jumaa Salameh was minister of waqf and religious affairs until the Hamas led cabinet was formed in 2006. In 1994 he was undersecretary of the waqf ministry and since 1998 he has been acting minister of waqf.

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He finished his secondary education in Deir al-Balah, and received a BA in Sharia from the Islamic University in Gaza, and a master’s degree from Algiers University. He holds a PhD in Islamic waqf in Palestine from Zaytouna University in Tunis.

He is secretary of the academic council at the Palestine Religious Institute and worked as a lecturer at al-Azhar University in Gaza where he is also a member of the board of trustees. He is a consultant at the Quran and Islamic Studies College in Jerusalem. He is head of several charitable societies and member of the Islamic World League in Saudi Arabia. He has been published extensively on Islamic Sharia. He was the first deputy of the Islamic commission in Jerusalem, and delivers sermons at al-Aqsa Mosque.






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