Famous Palestinian Women

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Saint Anne
(Mother of Virgin Mary)
Saint Anne
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Birthdate: 0050 BC
Birthplace: Bethlehem
Died: 0012 AD
Though she finds no mention in the Bible, Saint Anne is regarded as the mother of the Virgin Mary, and thus the grandmother of Jesus Christ. Ancient scriptures mention how Gabriel had visited childless Anne and Joachim and had told them they would have a child dedicated to God.
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Leem Lubany
(Actress)
Leem Lubany
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Birthdate: August 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel
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Noura Erakat
(Human rights activist)
Noura Erakat
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Birthdate: January 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alameda County, California, United States
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Hanan Ashrawi
(Palestinian Politician, Legislator, Activist, and Scholar)
Hanan Ashrawi
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Birthdate: October 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nablus, Palestine

Hanan Ashrawi is a Palestinian leader, legislator, activist, and scholar. She was the official spokesperson of the Palestinian delegation at the Madrid Peace Conference of 1991 and was elected to the Palestinian Legislative Council as a representative of Jerusalem in 1996. She is also the founder of the Independent Commission for Human Rights and the author of several books. 

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Leila Khaled
(Political activist)
Leila Khaled
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Birthdate: April 9, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel
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Rim Banna
(Singer)
Rim Banna
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Birthdate: December 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel
Died: March 24, 2018
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Rouzan al-Najjar
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Birthdate: September 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Khuza'a, Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip
Died: June 1, 2018
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Hiam Abbass
(Actress)
Hiam Abbass
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Birthdate: November 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel
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Mona Hatoum
(Installation artist)
Mona Hatoum
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Birthdate: 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
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Susan Abulhawa
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Birthdate: June 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kuwait
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Maliheh Afnan
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Birthdate: March 24, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Haifa, Palestine
Died: January 6, 2016
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Suha Arafat
(Author)
Suha Arafat
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Birthdate: July 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
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Rasmea Odeh
(Associate director of the Arab American Action Network, Chicago, Illinois)
Rasmea Odeh
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Birthdate: 1947 AD
Birthplace: Lifta, British Mandate Palestine
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Raymonda Tawil
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Birthdate: 1940 AD
Birthplace: Acre in Mandatory Palestine
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Reem Riyashi
(Suicide bomber)
Reem Riyashi
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Birthdate: 1981 AD
Birthplace: Gaza City, Palestine
Died: January 14, 2004
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Karimeh Abbud
(Photographer)
Karimeh Abbud
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Birthdate: November 18, 1893
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Ottoman Empire
Died: April 27, 1940
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Wafa Idris
(First Palestinian female suicide bomber)
Wafa Idris
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Birthdate: February 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Am'ari Refugee Camp, West Bank, Palestinian territories
Died: January 27, 2002
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Israa Ghrayeb
(Beautician)
Israa Ghrayeb
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Birthdate: 1998 AD
Birthplace: Palestine
Died: August 22, 2019
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Janan Harb
(Fahd of Saudi Arabia's wife)
Janan Harb
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Birthdate: 1947 AD
Birthplace: Ramallah, Palestine
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Hanadi Jaradat
(Terrorist)
Hanadi Jaradat
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Birthdate: September 22, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jenin, Palestine
Died: October 4, 2003
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Dalal Mughrabi
(Militant)
Dalal Mughrabi
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Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Died: March 11, 1978
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Ghada Karmi
(Doctor of medicine)
Ghada Karmi
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Birthdate: 1939 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem

Palestinian doctor of medicine, author and academic Ghada Karmi is associated with the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter as research fellow and lecturer. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Karmi has penned several articles on Palestinian issues in Wayback Machine and in newspapers and magazines like Journal of Palestine Studies and The Guardian.

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Emily Jacir
(Artist)
Emily Jacir
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Birthdate: 1972 AD
Birthplace: Bethlehem
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Vera Baboun
(Palestinian Politician Who Became the First Woman to Serve as the Mayor of Bethlehem)
Vera Baboun
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Birthdate: October 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bethlehem
Vera Baboun is a Palestinian politician who became the first woman to serve as the mayor of Bethlehem; she served in that position from October 2012 to 27 May 2017. She is currently working towards empowering women in Palestine. Vera Baboun is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Chiara Lubich Award.
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Khalida Jarrar
(Palestinian Political Leader)
Khalida Jarrar
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Birthdate: February 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nablus
Khalida Jarrar is a Palestinian politician and a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council. She is currently serving as the leader of the Prisoners Committee of the Palestinian Legislative Council. Khalida Jarrar played an important role in Palestine's bid to join the International Criminal Court.
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Mai Masri
(Filmmaker)
Mai Masri
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Birthdate: April 2, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amman, Jordan
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May Ziadeh
(A Pioneer of Oriental Feminism in Arab Literary World and Key Figure in the 'Nahda' Movement)
May Ziadeh
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Birthdate: February 11, 1886
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nazareth, Vilayet of Syria
Died: October 17, 1941

A pioneering Arab feminist and romantic poet, May Ziadeh was a major figure of the Nahda, or the Arab Enlightenment of the 20th century. She initially mostly wrote in French, using the pseudonym Isis Copia, while she later drifted toward Arabic. Al-Mûsawât and Sawâneh fatât remain 2 of her best-known works.

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Hanan Al Hroub
(Educator)
Hanan Al Hroub
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Birthdate: March 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Palestine
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Reem Kassis
(Writer)
Reem Kassis
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Birthdate: 1987 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem
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Anahid Fayad
(Actress)
Anahid Fayad
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Birthdate: July 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
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Annemarie Jacir
(Film director, Screenwriter, Poet, Writer)
Annemarie Jacir
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Birthdate: January 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bethlehem
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Sahar Khalifeh
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Birthdate: 1941 AD
Birthplace: Nablus, Palestine
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Umm Nidal
(One of the Prominent Islamist Female Leaders in Palestine.)
Umm Nidal
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Birthdate: December 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shuja'iyya, Gaza City, Gaza Strip
Died: March 17, 2013

Umm Nidal, also known as the mother of martyrs, was a Palestinian hero of sorts, as 3 of her 6 sons were Hamas terrorists who died in their fight against Israelis. Also known as the Khansa of Palestine, she gained fame after appearing in a clip advising one of her sons.

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Fatima Bernawi
(The First Woman from Palestine to Have Organized a Paramilitary Operation During the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict)
Fatima Bernawi
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Birthdate: 1939 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandate for Palestine
Fatima Bernawi was an Afro-Palestinian militant who took active part in the Palestinian Freedom Movement. She was the first woman from Palestine to have organized a paramilitary operation during the Israeli–Palestinian conflict; Fatima Bernawi organized a terrorist attack in an Israeli movie theater in 1967.
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Areen Omari
(Actress)
Areen Omari
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Birthplace: West Bank, Palestine
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Hanan Al-Agha
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Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Jaffa, Israel
Died: April 19, 2008
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Leila Shahid
(Diplomat)
Leila Shahid
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Birthdate: July 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
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Iqbal Mahmoud Al Assad
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Birthdate: February 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palestine
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Hind al-Husseini
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Birthdate: April 25, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jerusalem
Died: September 13, 1994
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Adania Shibli
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Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: Palestine
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Intissar al-Wazir
(Palestinian Political Leader)
Intissar al-Wazir
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Birthdate: December 12, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gaza, Palestine
Intissar al-Wazir is a Palestinian political leader best known for her service as the Social Affairs Minister of the State of Palestine from 1995 to 2005. Intissar al-Wazir is also credited with founding the General Union of Palestinian Women, which focuses on the economic, social, and legal status of women in Palestine.
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Tarab Abdul Hadi
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Birthdate: 1910 AD
Birthplace: Jenin, Palestine (region) Palestine, Ottoman empire
Died: 1976 AD
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Mayada Al-Sayad
(Marathon runner)
Mayada Al-Sayad
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Birthdate: October 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
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Janet Mikhail
(The First Female Mayor of Ramallah)
Janet Mikhail
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Birthdate: 1945 AD
Birthplace: Ramallah, Palestine

Janet Mikhail scripted history as the first female mayor of Ramallah, a Palestinian city in the West Bank. She also taught in a girls’ school for 2 decades. Although many believe she was associated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine movement, she won the election as an independent candidate.

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Ayat al-Akhras
(Suicide bomber)
Ayat al-Akhras
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Birthdate: February 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Deheishe Refugee Camp
Died: March 29, 2002
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Nisreen Faour
(Actress)
Nisreen Faour
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Birthdate: August 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ma'alot-Tarshiha, Israel

Nisreen Faour is a Palestinian actress best known for her portrayal of Muna Farah in the 2009 independent film Amreeka. The performance earned her critical acclaim and the Muhr Award for Best Actress at the 2009 Dubai International Film Festival. Apart from playing prominent roles in films and TV, Nisreen Faour has also performed in several award-winning theatrical plays. 

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Ibtisam Barakat
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Birthdate: October 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: East Jerusalem
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Lama Abu-Odeh
(Professor)
Lama Abu-Odeh
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Birthdate: December 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Amman, Jordan
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Laila Al-Marayati
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Birthdate: 1962 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
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Jean Said Makdisi
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Birthdate: 1940 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel