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Abd al Hakim Hajj Yahya

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Knessets  20
2015–  Joint List
Name  Abd Hajj

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Date of birth  (1965-02-16) 16 February 1965 (age 50)

Abd al-Hakim Hajj Yahya (Arabic: عبد الحكيم حاج يحيى‎‎, Hebrew: עבד אל-חכים חאג' יחיא‎‎; born 16 February 1965) is an Israeli Arab engineer and politician.

Biography

Hajj Yayha studied civil engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He joined the Islamic Movement in 1981, and briefly served as mayor of Tayibe for six months in 1998 and again from 2005 until 2007. In 2007 Interior Minister Roni Bar-On removed Hajj Yayha from office and replaced him with an appointed committee. Hajj Yayha filed a petition against the decision, but it was dismissed.

Prior to the 2015 elections he was elected to second place on the Islamic Movement list. With the party becoming part of the Joint List, an alliance with Hadash, Balad, the United Arab List and Ta'al, Hajj Yahya was placed sixth on the overall Joint List list. He was elected to the Knesset as the alliance won 13 seats.

Hajj Yahya is married with four children and lives in Tayibe.

References

Abd al-Hakim Hajj Yahya Wikipedia


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