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Azzam, Nafez

Azzam, Nafez

Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader, Dr. Nafez Azzam. Nov. 16, 2004.

(AP Photo/Adel Hana)


Bahar, Ahmad

Bahar, Ahmad

Ahmad Bahar, a senior official in the Hamas-led Palestinian government, talks to a Reuters reporter in Doha October 29, 2006. Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has cancelled plans to attend a U.N. meeting in Qatar because Bahar and other legislators from the Islamist militant group Hamas are expected to be there, officials said on Sunday.

REUTERS/Fadi al-Assaad


Bardaweel, Salah

Bardaweel, Salah

Salah Bardaweel, spokesman of Hamas bloc in the parliament, speaks during a press conference in Gaza City February 21, 2006.

MAANnews/Wesam Saleh


Barghouthi, Fadwa

Barghouthi, Fadwa

Fadwa Bargouthi, wife of imprisoned Fatah general secretary Marwan Bargouthi, attends a demonstration near the Israeli settlement of Neve Dekalim in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip August 24, 2005.

MAANnews/Hatem Omar


Barghouthi, Marwan

Barghouthi, Marwan

Jailed Palestinian uprising leader Marwan Barghouti raises his handcuffed hands as he enters the courtroom for the opening day of his trial at Tel Aviv's District Court, in this photo taken Aug. 14, 2002.

(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)


Barghouthi, Mustafa

Barghouthi, Mustafa

Mustafa Barghouti, the General Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative, during a press conference evaluating the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, in Ramallah; September 6, 2005.

MAANnews/Mushir Abdelrahman


Bishara, Azmi

Bishara, Azmi

Israeli Arab Knesset (Parlaiment) member Azmi Bishara is seen July 2004. A group of Arab Israeli MPs, including Bishara, met with Syrian and Palestinian officials in Damascus, in defiance of an Israeli ban on such visits; 10 Sept 2006.

(AFP/File/Eitan Abramovich)


Dahlan, Mohammed

Dahlan, Mohammed

Palestinian Cabinet Minister Mohammed Dahlan during a press conference in Gaza City November 15, 2005.

MAANnews/Wesam Saleh


Darwish, Mahmoud

Darwish, Mahmoud

Palestine's leading poet, Mahmoud Darweish, gives a reading of his work during a rare performance at the University in the West Bank town of Bethlehem; April 7, 2006.

MaanImages/Magnus Johansson


de Keyser, Veronique

de Keyser, Veronique

European Union chief election observer Veronique de Keyser speaks to reporters during a news conference in Jerusalem January 2, 2006. European Union observers will deploy monitors in the Gaza Strip for this month's Palestinian parliamentary election despite a rash of kidnappings in the coastal strip, officials said on Monday.

REUTERS/Ammar Awad


de Soto, Alvaro

de Soto, Alvaro

UN Special Coordinator Alvaro de Sotto speaking to the press after his meeting with the Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in his Ramallah headquarters; March 18, 2006.

MaanImages/Mushir Abdelrahman


Dichter, Avi

Dichter, Avi

Palestinian prime minister designate Ismail Haniya would be a legitimate assassination target in the event of an attack by Hamas, Avi Dichter, seen here, a senior member of Israel's ruling party, said.

(AFP/File/Yoav Lemmer)


Diskin, Yuval

Diskin, Yuval

Newly appointed head of the Shin Bet, Yuval Diskin. May 15, 2005.

(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)


Dukhan, Abdel Fatah

Dukhan, Abdel Fatah

Hamas co-founder Abdel Fatah Dukhan (C, white headgear) attends the weekly session of the Palestinian parliament in Gaza March 22, 2006.

(Mohammed Salem/Reuters)


Dweik, Aziz

Dweik, Aziz

Newly appointed Palestinian parliamentary speaker Aziz Dweik talks to the media in the West Bank city of Hebron February 16, 2006. Hamas made its first parliamentary appointments on Wednesday as Israel prepared to decide on its strategy towards the Palestinians after the Islamic militant group takes up the reins of power. Dweik, from the West Bank, was chosen by Hamas as parliamentary speaker.

REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun


Erekat, Saeb

Erekat, Saeb

Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat attends a special session in the Palestinian Legislative Council in the West Bank town of Ramallah October 26, 2005.

MAANnews/Charlotte de Bellabre


Fares, Kaddoura

Fares, Kaddoura

Palestinian Minister without Portfolio Kadoura Fares speaks to the media after a meeting with Fateh jailed Leader Marwan Barghouti near Hasharon Prison in Raanana December 15, 2005.

MAANnews/Moti Milrod


Farhat, Mariam

Farhat, Mariam

Mariam Farhat, Hamas candidate newly-elected to the Palestinian Legislative Council; February 1, 2006.

MAANnews/Wesam Saleh


Fattuh, Rawhi

Fattuh, Rawhi

PLO Executive Committee member Rawhi Fatoh speaks to the press after the PLO executive committee meeting in the West Bank town of Ramallah March 22, 2006.

MaanImages/Mushir Abdelrahman


Fayad, Salam

Fayad, Salam

Former Palestinian finance minister, Salam Fayad, at his offices in the West Bank town of Ramallah, June 12, 2005.

(AFP/File/Awad Awad)


Habib, Khader

Habib, Khader

Palestinian Islamic Jihad leaders Khaled Al-Batsh (C), Khader Habib (R) and Abu Hani AL-Najar arrive to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Gaza June 24, 2006.

REUTERS/Mohammed Salem


Hamdan, Osama

Hamdan, Osama

Hamas' representative in Lebanon Osama Hamdan speaks at a press conference in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006.

(AP Photo)


Haniyeh, Ismail

Haniyeh, Ismail

A senior leader and the head of Hamas list Ismail Haniyeh waves as he receives congratulations in Gaza City January 26, 2006.

(Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters)


Haza’ Shrem, Ahmed

Haza’ Shrem, Ahmed

Newly elected Palestinian parliament member of the Fateh movement, Ahmed Haza’ Shrem, during a press conference in the West Bank city of Qalqilia February 19, 2006.

MAANnews/Khaleel Reash


Jalad, Farid

Jalad, Farid

The Palestinian minister of Justice Farid Jalad speaks at the opening ceremony of the justice medical institute at the Al Najah University in the West Bank city of Nablus January 5, 2006.

MAANnews/Bilal Nasser


Jarrar, Khalida

Jarrar, Khalida

Newly elected Palestinian Legislative Council member, Khaledah Jarrar, speaks during a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah January 30, 2006. Jarrar represents the secular leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

MAANnews/Charlotte de Bellabre


Jibril, Ahmed

Jibril, Ahmed

Ahmed Jibril, head of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command. July 7, 2005.

REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri


Jomaa, Ashraf

Jomaa, Ashraf

Senior Fateh leader Ashraf Jomaa attends the inaugural session of the new Hamas led Palestinian Parliament in Gaza City February 18, 2006.

MAANnews/Hatem Omar


Kafeesheh, Hatem Rabah Rashid

Kafeesheh, Hatem Rabah Rashid

Newly-elected PLC member Hatem Qafesheh (Hamas), currently in jail in Israel.

Photo: MaanImages, 9 Mar 06


Kafisheh, Hatem

Kafisheh, Hatem

Hamas PLC member Hatem Kafisheh (C) and Fatah PLC Akram al-Himounia (L) hold hands during a joint protest in the West Bank city of Hebron, calling for an end to the unrest between the factions in Gaza, January 8, 2007. The two factions have been locked in a violent power struggle that some Palestinians fear could spark civil war. The internal unrest has worsened since Abbas called last month for early elections to break a political deadlock with Hamas. Man at right is unidentified.

REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun (WEST BANK)


Kamal, Zahira

Kamal, Zahira

Palestinian Minister for Womens' Affairs, Zahira Kamal, speaks at a press conference in the West Bank town of Ramallah November 16, 2005.

MAANnews/Charlotte de Bellabre


Khalid, Tayseer

Khalid, Tayseer

Tayseer Khalid, a senior leader of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (and member of the PLO Executive Committee), who is a candidate in the PA Presidential election of Jan 2005. Saturday Dec. 4, 2004.

(AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)


Mansour, Muna

Mansour, Muna

Newly-elected PLC member Muna Mansour in the West Bank city of Nablus March 12, 2006.

MaanImages/Rami Swidan


Mansour, Riyad

Mansour, Riyad

Riyad Mansour, Palestinian observer to the United Nations, listens to Israel's deputy ambassador at a Security Council meeting regarding the situation in the Middle East at U.N. Headquarters Thursday, March 30, 2006.

(AP Photo/David Karp)


Mansour, Yasir

Mansour, Yasir

Yasser Mansour, Hamas' spokesman for the northern West Bank speaks during a Hamas press conference in the West Bank City of Nablus Sunday Dec. 18, 2005.

(AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)


Mashaal, Khaled

Mashaal, Khaled

Khaled Mashaal, leader of Palestinian militant group, Hamas. Nov. 11, 2005.

(AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi, File)


Mourqos, Judeh George

Mourqos, Judeh George

Judeh Mourqos, minister of tourism and the only Christian in the Hamas-led cabinet, puts his hand on the Bible during the swearing in ceremony of the new cabinet in Gaza City.

(AFP/Jamal Aruri)


Naim, Bassem

Naim, Bassem

Palestinian Minister of Health, Basem Naim; 27 May 2006.

Photo: IPC.


Naim, Huda

Naim, Huda

Hamas member Huda Naeem attend the inaugural session of the new Hamas led Palestinian Parliament in Gaza City February 18, 2006.

MAANnews/Wesam Saleh


Naji, Talal

Naji, Talal

Talal Naji, assistant leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command. November 11, 2005.

REUTERS/ Khaled al-Hariri


Nakhalil, Ziad

Nakhalil, Ziad

Ziad Nakhalih, member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Nov 11, 2005.

(AP Photo / Bassem Tellawi)


Nazal, Mohammed

Nazal, Mohammed

Senior Hamas leader Mohammad Nazal waves as he arrives in Cairo February 6, 2006. Leaders from the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas held talks with Egyptian political and security officials in Cairo to discuss the formation of a new government after Hamas's victory in the Palestinian parliamentary election last month.

REUTERS/Suhaib Salem


Otte, Marc

Otte, Marc

European Union special envoy to the Middle East Marc Otte holds a news conference in Brussels November 17, 2005.

REUTERS/Yves Herman


Qaddumi, Farouk

Qaddumi, Farouk

Faruq Qaddumi, head of the PLO political office. 5 Nov 2004.

REUTERS/John Schults


Qurie, Ahmed

Qurie, Ahmed

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurie attends a cabinet meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah January 8, 2006.

REUTERS/Loay Abu Haykel


Rajoub, Jibril

Rajoub, Jibril

Palestinian security advisor Jibril Rajub, center, smiles after casting his ballot during the Fatah Party primaries in Dura, south of the West Bank city of Hebron Friday Dec. 2, 2005. The gruff security chief known for his pragmatic dealings with Israel was the top vote getter in primaries of the ruling Fatah Party in Hebron, according to preliminary results released Saturday, capping a rocky week of voting throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

(AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)


Rajoub, Nayef

Rajoub, Nayef

Hamas candidate Nayef Rajoub is seen during a campaign rally by the militant group in the southern West Bank town of Idna, Wednesday Jan. 11, 2006. In Hebron, the Palestinian legislative elections are brother against brother. For Fatah: one of the late Yasser Arafat's most swaggering proteges, Jibril Rajoub. On the Hamas slate: his younger brother Nayef, a longtime academic and beekeeper who has picked up the Hamas lingo of Islamic values and the need to uproot the corruption and cronyism of Arafat's era.

(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)


Ramadan, Nizar

Ramadan, Nizar

Newly-elected PLC member Nezar Ramadan (Hamas), currently in jail in Israel.

Photo: MaanImages, 3 Mar 06


Sa'adat, Ahmad

Sa'adat, Ahmad

PFLP Secretary General Ahmad Sa'adat during a press conference with Nasser Al-Laham Chief Editor of Ma’an News Agency in his prison at the West Bank city of Jericho, January 13, 2006.

MAANnews/Iyad Atayat


Sabri, Sheikh Ikrema

Sabri, Sheikh Ikrema

The top Muslim cleric in Jerusalem, Ikrema Sabri speaks with the Associated Press in his house in East Jerusalem Wednesday Nov. 30, 2005.

(AP Photo/Eitan Hess-Ashkenazi)


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