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Osama Saadi

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Date of birth  1963
Name  Osama Saadi
Role  Politician

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Knessets  Israeli legislative election, 2015

Osama Saadi (Arabic: اسامة سعدي‎‎, Hebrew: אוסאמה סעדיה‎‎; born 1 January 1963) is an Israeli Arab lawyer and politician. He served as a member of the Knesset for the Joint List from 2015 until 2017.


Saadi studied law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he was chair of the Arab Student Union. He worked as a lawyer, dealing with security prisoners and members of the Palestinian Legislative Council who were expelled from East Jerusalem.

He became secretary general of the Ta'al party after it was established in 1996 areas. Used as Secretary General of Taal since its founding in 1996 by his brother-in-law, Ahmad Tibi. He was second on the party's list for the 1996 Knesset elections, but it failed to win a seat. In the 2003 elections he was in seventh place on the joint Hadash-Ta'al list, but it won only three seats.

Prior to the 2015 elections he was placed 12th on the Joint List, an alliance of Hadash, Balad, Ta'al and the United Arab List. He was elected to the Knesset as the Joint List won 13 seats. He resigned from the Knesset on 20 September 2017 to be replaced by Ibrahim Hijazi as part of a rotation agreement between the parties within the Joint List.

Saadi is married with five children, and lives in Jerusalem .


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