Hanna Mwais

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Hanna Mwais
Date of birth 1913
Place of birth Rameh, Ottoman Empire
Date of death 13 February 1981
Knessets 9
Party represented in Knesset
1977–1981 Hadash

Hanna Mwais (Arabic: حنا مويس‎, Hebrew: חנא מוויס‎; born 1913, died 13 February 1981) was an Israeli Arab politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Hadash between 1977 and his death in 1981.

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Born in Rameh during the Ottoman era, Mwais was educated at a high school in Acre and the Scottish School in Nazareth. In 1956 he became a member of Rameh's local council, and in 1959 became head of the council. He also served as chairman of the National Committee for Arab Local Governments.

In 1977 he was elected to the Knesset on the Hadash list, and was a member of the Economic Affairs Committee and the Internal Affairs and Environment Committee.

He died on 13 February 1981, with his seat taken by Avraham Levenbraun.[1]

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