Born Kufr Ana in 1940; studied at the Jordanian Military College; joined the PLO in 1970 in Jordan; was commissioned by PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat to establish a Police College in Mauritania in 1980; was appointed as PLO Attorney General; set up the Palestinian civil police in Gaza after the establishment of the PA in 1994 and became commander of Civil Police in Gaza; holds the rank of a Brigadier-General; was appointed by the Palestinian National Security Council in Oct. 2003; retired in 2005; is a member of the PLO Central Council.