Mohamed Nafa

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Mohamed Nafa
Date of birth (1939-05-15) 15 May 1939 (age 79)
Place of birth Beit Jann, Mandatory Palestine
Knessets 12
Faction represented in Knesset
1990–1992 Hadash

Mohamed Nafa (Arabic: محمد نفاع‎, Hebrew: מוחמד נפאע‬; born 15 May 1939) is a Druze Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Hadash from 1990 until 1992.

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Born in Beit Jann during the Mandate era, Nafa attended a high school in Rameh. He went on to study Hebrew and Arabic literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

In 1965 he joined the youth movement of Maki, the Israeli communist party. In 1965 he became secretary-general of the Union of Communist Youth. He was on the Hadash list (an alliance of Maki and other left-wing groups) for the 1988 Knesset elections, but failed to win a seat. However, he entered the Knesset on 14 February 1990 as a replacement for the long-serving Tawfiq Ziad.[1] He lost his seat in the 1992 elections. He served as Maki's secretary-general from 1993 until 2002, and again since 2007.

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