Iraqi born Palestinian politician who was a member of the Supreme Muslim Council in Jerusalem during the 1980s. He also served as the Palestinian Authority Minister for Jerusalem Affairs.
He was at one time considered to be a potential leader of the Palestinian people and he founded and became chairman of the Arab Studies Society in 1979.
He was a Palestinian political leader much like Yasser Arafat.
He traveled the Arab world and studied in Cairo, Baghdad and Damascus.
His father was a military commander.