Afu Agbaria

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Afu Agbaria
Afu Agbaria.jpg
Agbaria in 2009
Date of birth (1949-05-13) 13 May 1949 (age 69)
Place of birthUmm al-Fahm, Israel
Knessets18, 19
Faction represented in Knesset

Dr. Afu Agbaria (Arabic: عفو إغبارية‎, Hebrew: עפו אגבאריה‬; born 13 May 1949) is an Israeli Arab politician who served a member of the Knesset for Hadash from 2009 to 2015.


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. On 15 June 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.[5] He was re-elected again in 2013.

Prior to the 2015 elections he announced that he would not be running.[6] He was ultimately placed 107th on the list of the Joint List, an alliance of Hadash and four Arab parties,[7] losing his seat as the alliance won 13 seats.

Agbaria lives in Umm al-Fahm,[8] and is married with three children.

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  1. ^ Afou Agbaria: Particulars Knesset website
  2. ^ Afou Agbaria: Public Activities Knesset website
  3. ^ List of Candidates: Hadash Knesset website
  4. ^ Elections in Israel - February 2009 Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  5. ^ Arab MK to EU: Israeli leaders must be tried at The Hague Haaretz, 15 June 2010
  6. ^ Hadash, Balad hold primaries: Barakeh retires, Zoabi gets 2nd spot Ynetnews, 17 January 2015
  7. ^ Joint List list Central Elections Committee (in Hebrew)
  8. ^ Arab fury: Lieberman stain on democracy Ynetnews, 4 July 2006

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