(1955 - )
Born in 1955, Hiribya. Married with four children.
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Diploma in Teaching, Ramallah Teacher's College
Medical degree and certified surgeon, University of Bulgaria
Shirafi was a prominent member of Popular
Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). In 1996, he was elected
as an Independent, to the Palestine
Legislative Council representing Jabalya, Gaza.
In 1998, he became a member of the PLC Legislative Council, and the
Chairman of the Overseeing Committee of the Legislative Council. He
briefly served as Chairman of the Committee on Human Rights and Public
Freedoms. In April 2003, he was appointed Minister of Health in the
Shirafi has a varied background of contrasting positions.
He has been a Chairman of the Human Rights and Public Freedoms committee,
yet it's been reported that Shirafi was an observer to capitol punishment
executions in Jabalya.
Shirafi was elected as an independent to the PLC, yet
he appears to have a bias that leans far left. Mr. Shirafi has called
upon Arafat to halt the
arrests of opposition leaders, and has requested the lifting of the
house arrest imposed upon Sheikh
Ahmad Yassin, the spiritual leader of Hamas.
Even stranger for a former physician and surgeon, Shirafi
has been quoted as saying that "all options are open" under
occupation. This language may be interpreted as an endorsement of suicide
bombings against Israeli civilians.
He's been imprisoned in Israel on numerous occasions.
Mr. Shirafi is a member of Al-Mezan Center, a Palestinian
Human Rights organization that uses inflammatory language and graphic
pictures that many feel incites hatred against Israel.
Media Center; PNA.org; MiddleEastReference.org.uk; PHRMG.org; Mezan.org;
JMCC.org; Islam-online.net; PalestinianRefugees.com