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last updated Dec. 29, 2009 10:50 AM (EST+7)
Kamal al-Shirafi
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Palestinian politics
Kamal al-Shirafi, an independent, was appointed minister of health in April 2003 and remained in this position until October 2003.

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He was born in 1955 in the Jabaliya refugee camp in Gaza. His family originates from Hiribya (now Ziqim and Karamiya in Israel). He holds a diploma in teaching from the Ramallah Teachers’ College and holds a medical degree from the University of Bulgaria. Al-Shirafi worked as a surgeon for 10 years. He is a member of numerous charitable trustees of al-Aqsa University.

He was elected to the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) in 1996 as the representative of North Gaza. He is a member of the political committee and monitoring human rights and public freedoms committee of the PLC. Al-Shirafi has been imprisoned by Israel on numerous occasions for political activism.
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