Queen Rania of Jordan is the current queen consort of Jordan. Since her marriage to Abdullah II of Jordan, Rania has focused on improving education and health in Jordan. In 2005, Queen Rania joined hands with the Ministry of Education to launch the Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education, an annual teachers’ award.
Khaled Mashal fled West Bank after Israel invaded it, and then settled in Kuwait. The Palestinian leader, initially a teacher, later became a leading member of Hamas, an organization that called for an Islamic state in Palestine. He led Hamas to gain a majority in the 2006 Palestinian legislative election.
While he initially studied law in Haifa, poet Abu Salma fled to Aacre when the Israelis conquered the city. He struck up a friendship with poet Ibrahim Tuqan and later won many awards such as the Lotus International Reward for Literature for his works such as My Brush Is from Palestine.