Hani Talab al-Qawasmi

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Hani Talab al-Qawasmi is a Palestinian politician. He was born in Gaza, although his family originated from Hebron in the modern-day West Bank and emigrated to Gaza in 1949. Al-Qawasmi received his BA degree in Accounting from Cairo University and pursued his studies and got a high diploma in Human Resources from Cairo University. Al-Qawasmi worked at the religious al-Azhar Institute for 10 years. He worked with the establishment of the Palestinian National Authority in its Civil Affairs Ministry for 7 years.[1]

He currently works as General Director of Administrative Affairs at the Interior Ministry, effectively the Interior Minister of the Palestinian National Authority, upon a decision from the Cabinet.

In May 2007, the coalition deal between Hamas and Fatah appeared to be weaker, as new fighting broke out between the two factions. This was considered a major setback.[2] Al-Qawasmi, who had been considered a moderate civil servant acceptable to both factions, resigned due to what he termed harmful behavior by both factions.[3]

Al-Qawasmi is currently married with five children.

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  1. ^ The PA Ministerial Cabinet List—The National Unity Government March 2007. JMCC. Archived on 4 October 2009
  2. ^ Hamas kills 8 in Gaza border clash Archived 2007-05-17 at the Wayback Machine., By Ibrahim Barzak, Associated Press Writer, 5/15/07.
  3. ^ Top Palestinian security official quits By SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press, 5/14/07; Resignation deepens Gaza crisis, BBC, 5/14/07.