Qadoura Mousa

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Qadoura Mousa (Arabic: قدوره موسى), also written as Kadoura, was the governor of the Jenin Governorate of the Palestinian National Authority in the northern West Bank.

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Qadoura Mousa was described as the director of Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement for the northern West Bank in May 2002. He is credited with issuing the official death toll, 56 Palestinians, for the Battle of Jenin.[1] Palestinian spokespeople outside the camp had earlier estimated the number as around 500 and official Israeli spokespeople with access to the camp announced it was between 150[2] and 250.[3]


Around 11.30 p.m.1 May 2012, unknown assailants opened fire on Mousa's home in Jenin, police spokesman Mujahid Rabiya said. The governor left his home with security chiefs to check-up on the security situation in the city, when he suffered the heart attack that killed him, presidential office chairman Hussein al-Araj told official PA news agency Wafa. He arrived at Jenin government hospital in the early hours of 2 May 2012 suffering heart pains, and died in intensive care, the hospital said. Thousands from different cities in the West Bank attended his funeral.[4]


  1. ^ Jenin 'massacre' reduced to death toll of 56 Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., mirror of a Washington Times article at papillonartpalace, May 1, 2002. Verified 17 Aug 2008.
  2. ^ Bad Information Archived September 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., AIJAC Sept 2005. Verified 17 Aug 2008.
  3. ^ Jenin refugee camp emerges defeated April 13, 2002. Verified 17 Aug 2008.
  4. ^ Jenin governor's death 'brought on by shooting' May 2, 2012. Verified 2 May 2012.

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