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last updated Jan. 4, 2010 4:11 PM (EST+7)
Hisham Abdel Rizeq
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Palestinian politics Fateh prisoner affairs
Hisham Abdel Rizeq, a member of Fateh, became minister of prisoner affairs in 1998 and remained in that position until the government formed in February 2005.

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Abdel Rizeq was born in 1953 in Rafah in the Gaza Strip, although his family is originally from Zarnuqa (now Rehovot in Israel). He holds a BA in Israeli studies from al-Quds University. He was imprisoned by Israel for 21 years for his political activism and wrote two poetry collections and a novel while in prison. He was released in 1994. Upon his release he became a member of the higher committee of Fateh in Gaza. He was elected to the Palestinian Legislative Council in 1996 to represent the Jabaliya district.
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