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|Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of Jordan|
1970* – 1984
|Preceded by||Kassim al-Rimawi|
|Succeeded by||Akef al-Fayez|
|Member of the Chamber of Deputies of Jordan|
26 March 1901|
Abu Dis, Ottoman Empire
17 July 1984|
|Spouse(s)||Rasmia Baidas, Irfat Kamal|
|Years of service||1944-1951|
|Battles/wars||1948 Arab-Israeli War, Al Qastal, Palestine, Dheisheh|
Kamel Arekat (Arabic: كامل عريقات, also spelled Kamel Uraygat) (1901 – 17 July 1984) was a Palestinian Jordanian militant and politician who served as the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of Jordan, was born in Abu Dis, a town 5km in the east of Jerusalem, to a notable Jordanian originated clan.
Kamel was born to a notable family. His grandfather, Sheikh Rashid, was known as the leader of the knights assigned by the Ottoman Sultan to protect Christian pilgrims visiting Jerusalem. After the World War I, and the British Mandate for Palestine he served in the British Police in 1926.
Arab and Jewish conflict in Palestine
- Mujāhid min Abū Dīs – Google Books. al-Maṭbaʻah al-Urdunnīyah. 1975. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
- ^ Rev James Smith, 'A Pilgrimage to Palestine - An account of a visit to Lower Palestine (1893-1894)
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