|Minister of Interior|
30 March 2013 – 17 May 2015
|Succeeded by||Salameh Hammad|
|Public Security Directorate|
May 2010 – 30 March 2013
24 January 1960 |
|Relations||Hazza' al-Majali (Father)
Habis al-Majali (Uncle)
Ayman Hazza' al-Majali (Brother)
Hussein Hazza' Al-Majali (Arabic: حسين هزاع المجالي (24 January 1960) is a Jordanian general and a former minister who served as Jordan's Interior Minister and Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs from 30 March 2013 to 17 May 2015.
Early life and education
He was born in Amman in Jordan in 1960, the son of former Jordanian Prime Minister Hazza' al-Majali. His brother, former deputy prime minister Ayman Hazza' al-Majali currently serves as a member of the Jordanian parliament.
Al-Majali was commissioned on 23 January 1982 as a lieutenant. He holds a bachelor's degree in political sciences from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina (1981), and a bachelor and a master of science in military sciences, from Mutah University, Jordan. He speaks Arabic, English and French.
Al-Majali worked in many military positions, progressing to the rank of major general. Most notably, he held the position of the commandant of Royal Guards at the time of the late King Hussein. He was decommissioned in 2002. He was appointed in 2005 as the ambassador of Jordan to Bahrain, a position he held until ٍ9 September 2010 when he was commissioned as the commandant of public security forces, after Lieutenant General Mazen Al-Qadi was decommissioned. On 13 December the same year, Al-Majali was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general.
He resigned on 17 May 2015 after a police raid in the city of Ma'an, of which civilians accused the security forces of using excessive force. The head of police, Tawfik al-Tawabla and the head of the gendarmerie Ahmed al-Swelmin were retired after the incident. Al-Majali was replaced as Minister by Salameh Hammad on 19 May.
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- Lower House wants number of independent gov’t entities cut to 42 Jordan Times
- Archives Jordan Times[dead link]
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- "Interior minister resigns". The Jordan Times. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
- "Jordan's interior minister steps down over 'heavy-handed' raid". Deutsche Welle. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
- "Salameh Hammad appointed interior minister". The Jordan Times. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015.