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Mohammed Shabir, sometimes written Mohammed Shbeir, Mohammed Shubair or Mohammed Shubeir, (Arabic: محمد شبير; born 1946) is the Prime Minister-in-waiting for the next Palestinian unity government. On November 13, 2006 senior Hamas officials in Syria announced that Hamas and Fatah had agreed on him.
Shabir, 60, is originally from the Gaza town of Khan Yunis and received his doctorate in microbiology from Marshall University. He served for 15 years as president of The Islamic University in Gaza, retiring in August 2005. He and his wife have six children, and she is deputy to the minister of women's affairs. They live in Gaza City. Considered close to both Hamas and Fatah, Shabir frequently visited the late Yasser Arafat in his West Bank and Gaza Strip headquarters.
- "Fatah and Hamas poised to name PM" The Guardian, November 13, 2006
- "Leading candidates for top posts in emerging Palestinian unity government" The International Herald Tribune, November 13, 2006
- Michael Hastings, The Professor, Newsweek, November 17, 2006
- Meet the Palestinians' New Leader Tim McGirk in Time, November 15, 2006.
- Richard Boudreaux, Palestinians pick a new prime minister, Los Angeles Times, November 14, 2006
- Palestinians agree on unity PM Al Jazeera, November 13, 2006.
- Palestinian rivals 'agree new PM' BBC News, November 13, 2006.
- U.S.-educated professor could lead Palestinians, CNN (AP) November 13, 2006
- Shabir: I have sound relations with all parties Haaretz, November 13, 2006. Includes photo of Shabir.
- Fatah, Hamas agree on Palestinian PM The Jerusalem Post, November 13, 2006. Includes photo of Shabir.