Emad al-Alami

(1956- )


Emad al-Alami is a member of the Damascus-based Hamas Political Bureau and a military operations leader.

Emad al-Alami was born in the Gaza Strip in 1956. He holds a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt. Al Alami was arrested by Israel on September 28, 1988, on the charge of organizing and inciting others through Hamas' information committee. One of the charges against him was "performing information activities with the aim to eternalize Hamas' achievements." He was released on September 27, 1990. Israeli authorities deported him to Lebanon in January 1991 with three other Hamas members.


Source: Library of Congress