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last updated Jan. 5, 2010 12:3 PM (EST+7)
Samir Ghosheh
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Palestinian politics PPSF Palestinian Popular Struggle Front
Dr Samir Ghosheh was first appointed minister of labor in 1996, but resigned in January 1998. He was then a minister without portfolio in the cabinet formed in 1998, but left cabinet in March 1999. He was reappointed to the Palestinian Authority (PA) as minister of state for Jerusalem affairs in October 2002, but lost this position in the April 2003 cabinet reshuffle.

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Ghosheh was born in Jerusalem in 1940 and trained as a dentist. He has been head of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF) since 1974, when it first split from Fateh and he represents it at the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Council. Since the PPSF splintered with the commencement of the Madrid process, he has led the pro-Oslo faction.

He voted against the Hebron redeployment agreement in 1997. In 2000 he acted as an advisor to Yasser Arafat at Camp David, although his participation appears to have been minimal.
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