Salim Zanoun

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Salim Zanoun (Arabic: سليم الزعنون‎, Salim al-Za'nun; born 1934 in Gaza), also known as Abu al-Adib, is a veteran Palestinian politician.[1] He has served as the chairman of the Palestinian National Council since 1993.[2] Zanoun was one of the founders of the Fatah party, and remains a member of its central committee.[1]

Zanoun began studying law at Cairo University in 1955. He obtained a diploma in law in 1957, and a diploma in politics and economy in 1958. He was elected by general assent to the presidency of the PNC in 1996, at its 21st Session held in Gaza.[3] He assumed the rotating chairmanship of the Arab Parliament at its 16th Congress in March 2010.[4]


  1. ^ a b Rachelle Kliger and Helda Eriqat (13 August 2009). "Will Fatah's New Faces Bring New Policies?". The Media Line. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  2. ^ UCC Palestine Solidarity Campaign. "Salim Zanoun (al-Za'nun)". Palestine: Information with Provenance. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  3. ^ "Palestine National Council's Presidents". Palestine National Council. Archived from the original on 2013-06-06. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  4. ^ "سليم الزعنون يتسلم رئاسة الاتحاد البرلماني العربي" (in Arabic). Palestine National Council. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 

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