Labib Hussein Abu Rokan

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Labib Hussein Abu Rokan
Labib Hussein Abu Rokan.jpeg
Date of birth 1911
Place of birth Isfiya, Ottoman Empire
Date of death 20 November 1989
Knessets 4
Party represented in Knesset
1959–1961 Cooperation and Brotherhood

Labib Hussein Abu Rokan (Arabic: لبيب حسين أبو ركن‎, Hebrew: לביב חוסיין אבו-רוכן; born 1911, died 20 November 1989) was a Druze Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Cooperation and Brotherhood between 1959 and 1961.

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Abu Rokan was born in Isfiya during the Ottoman era. During the Arab revolt in the late 1930s, he was involved in establishing links with Abba Hushi (secretary of Haifa Workers Council) and the Haganah, and was also a member of the Histadrut-affiliated Union of Workers in Eretz Yisrael.

During the 1948 Arab-Israeli War he recruited Druze volunteers to fight in the Israel Defense Forces. Following the war, he helped establish co-operative groups in Druze and Arab villages, including Bustan, which sold vegetables. In 1950 he became head of Isfiya local council, holding the role until 1959, when he was elected to the Knesset. Although the party retained its two-seat strength in the 1961 elections, both Abu Rokan and Yussef Diab lost their seats.

In 1963 he was appointed Qadi of the Druze Religious Court, and in 1980 became a qadi in the Druze Religious Appeals Court.[1]

He died in 1989.

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