Yahya Hammuda

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Yahya Hamoudeh (Arabic: يحيى حمودة‎‎‎; 1908–2006) was the Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee from 24 December 1967 to 2 February 1969 Following the resignation of Ahmad Shukeiri. He was succeeded by Yasser Arafat.

Hamouda was born in the village of Lifta in 1908. A founding member of the General Refugee Congress (GRC). The first congress of the GRC occurred on 17 March 1949 in Ramallah where Muhammad Nimr al-Hawari was elected as President with Yahya Hammuda and ‘Aziz Shihada as deputies.[1] The Palestine Conciliation Commission (PCC) hoping to gain a degree of independent Palestinian representation, invited GRC delegates to come and appear before the PCC.[2]


  1. ^ Avi Plascov (1981), "The Palestinian refugees in Jordan 1948-1957" Routledge ISBN 0-7146-3120-5 p 20
  2. ^ Ilan Pappé (1992) “The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1947-1951” I B Tauris ISBN 1-85043-819-6

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Preceded by
Ahmad Shukeiri
Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization
Succeeded by
Yasser Arafat