Palestinian
Palestine is a recognized state in the Middle East that occupies the West Bank and Gaza Strip of the Palestinian region. Though the State of Palestine gained its independence in 1988, the history of the region dates back to the Bronze Age. A Muslim dominant state, Palestine has had a tumultuous history that greatly impacted the state’s religion, commerce, culture and politics. Notwithstanding the hard times, the state gave birth to some of the stalwarts in art, music, literature, poetry, academics, film, business and politics who through their committed self, unwavering spirit, relentless hard work and unfaltering determination raised the status of the State of Palestinian in the world map. Today, the State of Palestine boasts of having some of the world renowned names in literature, science, film, music and business. Yasser Elshantaf is a Palestinian entrepreneur who co-founded and today serves as the CEO of PhoenixBird Diversity Management GmbH. Mohsen Subhi gave modern Palestinian music and folklore a new dimension with his musical talent. Emily Jacir created a name for herself as a famous Palestinian artist and filmmaker. Ismail-al-Faruqi was a recognized Palestinian philosopher who executed an authority on Islam and comparative religion. To know more about the life and works of famous Palestinians, read this section.
Yasser ArafatYasser Arafat
24 August 1929
1st President of the Palestinian National
Herod the GreatHerod the Great
0073 BC
King of Judea

JeromeJerome
27 March 0347
Priest

Mahmoud AbbasMahmoud Abbas
26 March 1935
President of the State of Palestine and
Saint AnneSaint Anne
0050 BC
Mother of Virgin Mary

Justin MartyrJustin Martyr
0100 AD
Christian Apologist

Mahmoud DarwishMahmoud Darwish
13 March 1941
Poet
Hanan AshrawiHanan Ashrawi
08 October 1946
Palestinian legislator

Khalil Al-WazirKhalil al-Wazir
10 October 1935
Palestinian Leader and co-founder of Fatah
Marwan BarghoutiMarwan Barghouti
06 June 1959
Palestinian Political figure

GoliathGoliath
Biblical figure

AbsalomAbsalom
 

Amin al-HusseiniAmin al-Husseini
1895 AD
Mufti

Ahmed YassinAhmed Yassin
01 January 1937
Politician
Epiphanius of SalamisEpiphanius of Salamis
0310 AD
Bishop of Salamis

Abu DaoudAbu Daoud
19 May 1937
Palestinian militant

Ismail HaniyaIsmail Haniya
29 January 1962
Politician

Judah ha-NasiJudah ha-Nasi
0135 AD
Rabbi
Salam FayyadSalam Fayyad
12 April 1952
Politician

SozomenSozomen
0400 AD
Historian
Baldwin VBaldwin V
31 July 1177
King

Pope Theodore IPope Theodore I
0600 AD
Pope

HilarionHilarion
0291 AD
Saint
Juliano Mer-KhamisJuliano Mer-Khamis
29 May 1958
Actor

Rami HamdallahRami Hamdallah
10 August 1958
Politician
Zuheir MohsenZuheir Mohsen
1936 AD
Political leader

Faisal HusseiniFaisal Husseini
17 July 1940
Politician

Muhammad ibn Idris ash-Shafi`iMuhammad ibn Idris ash-Shafi`i
31 July 0767
Theologian
Haidar Abdel-ShafiHaidar Abdel-Shafi
10 June 1919
Physician

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BaashaBaasha
king
Elias FreijElias Freij
1918 AD
Politician

HegesippusHegesippus
0110 AD
Writer

St. James the LessSt. James the Less
31 October 0000
Religious Figure

Saul TchernichowskySaul Tchernichowsky
20 August 1875
Poet
Pope ZacharyPope Zachary
Pope
Abū NiḍālAbū Niḍāl
30 April 1937
Palestinian leader

Abū ʿAlī MuṣṭafāAbū ʿAlī Muṣṭafā
14 May 1938
Palestinian nationalist

Aḥmad ShuqayrīAḥmad Shuqayrī
01 January 1908
Political leader

John Of ScythopolisJohn Of Scythopolis
0500 AD
Theologian
Rechavam Ze'eviRechavam Ze'evi
20 June 1926
Politician

Salah ShehadaSalah Shehada
24 February 1953
Leader