Qais Abd al-Karim

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Qais Abd al-Karim (Arabic: قيس عبد الكريم‎), also known as Abu Layla or Qays Samarra’i, is a leading Palestinian activist of Iraqi origin.[citation needed]

He is a leader of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine,[1] and a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council.

In 2006 he was one of two deputies elected from The Alternative (al-Badil) list, an alliance between the DFLP, the Palestinian People's Party and the Palestine Democratic Union (FIDA).


  1. ^ Rubinstein, Danny (2 January 2006). "Just holding an election is considered an achievement". Haaretz. Retrieved 16 July 2010.