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
Faction 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.


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 for a time.

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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