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last updated Dec. 28, 2009 11:16 AM (EST+7)
Intisar al-Wazir
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Palestinian politics Fateh
Intisar al-Wazir, also known as Um Jihad, served as minister of social affairs in all the Palestinian cabinets between 1994 and 2005.

Al-Wazir was born in Gaza City in 1941 and holds a BA in History from Damascus University. Al-Wazir has been a long-time figure in Palestinian politics. She joined the Fateh party in 1959, becoming the party’s first female member. She participated in the first conference for Palestinian women in 1965 and was instrumental in founding the General Union for Palestinian Women, an organization that focuses on the social, economic and legal status of Palestinian women. She was secretary general of the Union from 1980 to 1985.

Her interest in social affairs prompted her to establish numerous centers for women, as well as literacy training and rehabilitation. These centers include the social affairs committee, the organization of martyrs’ families and the committee for prisoners and the injured. She has been director of a number of committees focusing on women, the elderly and care for the disabled.

Al-Wazir has been a member of the Palestinian National Council (PNC) since 1974 and a member of the Fateh Central Committee since 1987. In 1983 she served as deputy secretary general of the Fateh Revolutionary Council. She lived in exile for 30 years with her husband, Khalil al-Wazir (Abu Jihad), the co-founder of the Fateh party and one of the instrumental leaders of the first Intifada. He was assassinated in 1988 in his home in Tunisia. Al-Wazir returned to the Gaza Strip in 1995 and was elected to the Palestinian Legislative Council in 1996.
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