Afu Agbaria

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Afu Agbaria
Afu Agbaria.jpg
Agbaria, 2009
Date of birth (1949-05-13) 13 May 1949 (age 65)
Place of birth Umm al-Fahm, Israel
Knessets 18, 19
Faction represented in Knesset
2009– Hadash

Dr. Afu Agbaria (Arabic: عفو إغبارية‎, Hebrew: עפו אגבאריה; born 13 May 1949) is an Israeli Arab politician and member of the Knesset for Hadash.


Born in Umm al-Fahm, Agbaria studied medicine at Saint Petersburg State University, where he qualified as a doctor. He later worked as a surgeon.[1]

A member of Maki's political office,[2] prior to the 2006 elections he won fourth place on the Hadash list.[3] However, he missed out on a seat as the party won only three mandates. He remained in fourth place for the 2009 elections,[4] and entered the Knesset as the party increased its representation to four seats.

Agbaria lives in Umm al-Fahm,[5] and is married with three children.

On June 15, 2010, Agbaria attended a meeting of the European Parliament, where he called for Israeli leaders to be tried at the International Criminal Court, and accused Israel of attacking "its neighbors and its Arab citizens nonstop" during its 62 years of existence.[6]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]