Taysir Khalid

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Taysir Khalid (Arabic: تيسير خالد), also spelled as Tayseer Khaled, is a member and politburo member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), who was a member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization until 1993, when he resigned in protest against the Oslo Accords.[1] He was the party's candidate for the Palestinian presidential election in 2005. He gained 3.4% of the vote.[2]

Khalid was born on 19 January 1941 in Qaryut, Mandatory Palestine, near Qabalan and as-Sawiya. His father Ahmad was a peasant who had four sons, Abbas, Jameel, Ahmad and Taysir. He also had three daughters, Yosra, Myassar, and Nawal, who now lives in Amman/Zarqa, Jordan.


  1. ^ Rubin, Barry (2001). The Transformation of Palestinian Politics: From Revolution to State-Building. Harvard University Press. pp. 217, 251. ISBN 978-0-674-00717-8. 
  2. ^ Banks, Arthur S.; Thomas C. Muller; William Overstreet (2008). Political Handbook of the World 2008. CQ Press. p. 1523. ISBN 978-0-87289-528-7.