Famous Palestinian - Palestinian Celebrities

Palestine is a recognized state in the Middle East that occupies the West Bank and Gaza Strip of the Palestinian region. Though the State of Palestine gained its independence in 1988, the history of the region dates back to the Bronze Age. A Muslim dominant state, Palestine has had a tumultuous history that greatly impacted the state’s religion, commerce, culture and politics. Notwithstanding the hard times, the state gave birth to some of the stalwarts in art, music, literature, poetry, academics, film, business and politics who through their committed self, unwavering spirit, relentless hard work and unfaltering determination raised the status of the State of Palestinian in the world map. Today, the State of Palestine boasts of having some of the world renowned names in literature, science, film, music and business. Yasser Elshantaf is a Palestinian entrepreneur who co-founded and today serves as the CEO of PhoenixBird Diversity Management GmbH. Mohsen Subhi gave modern Palestinian music and folklore a new dimension with his musical talent. Emily Jacir created a name for herself as a famous Palestinian artist and filmmaker. Ismail-al-Faruqi was a recognized Palestinian philosopher who executed an authority on Islam and comparative religion. To know more about the life and works of famous Palestinians, read this section.

Find out more about the greatest Palestinians, including Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, Mahmoud Darwish, Hanan Ashrawi and Marwan Barghouti.

The Most Famous Palestinian

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Mahmoud AbbasMarch 26, 1935PalestinianMahmoud Abbas, also known by the kunya Abu Mazen or the Father of Mazem, is the President of Palestinian National Authority since 2005
Sirhan SirhanMarch 19, 1944JordanianSirhan Sirhan is the main accused in the assassination of the former US presidential candidate Robert F
Hanan AshrawiOctober 8, 1946PalestinianHanan Ashrawi is a political activist, legislator and scholar, from Palestine, who is famous for her work on human rights
Yasser ArafatAugust 24, 1929PalestinianYasser Arafat was the first President of the Palestinian National Authority
Khalil al-WazirOctober 10, 1935PalestinianKhalil Al-Wazir was a Palestinian leader and a prominent aide of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Yasser Arafat
Herod the Great73 BCJordanian, PalestinianHerod the Great was a Roman client king who ruled Judea from 37 BCE to 4 BCE
Mahmoud DarwishMarch 13, 1941PalestinianMahmoud Darwish was a Palestinian poet and one of the leading artists of the Arab world who gave voice to the struggles of his people
Marwan BarghoutiJune 6, 1959PalestinianMarwan Barghouti is one of the most significant military and political figures involved in the Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation
Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat was the first President of the Palestinian National Authority

PalestinianAugust 24, 1929159 views

Marwan Barghouti

Marwan Barghouti is one of the most significant military and political figures involved in the Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation

Hanan Ashrawi

Hanan Ashrawi is a political activist, legislator and scholar, from Palestine, who is famous for her work on human rights

Mahmoud Darwish

Mahmoud Darwish was a Palestinian poet and one of the leading artists of the Arab world who gave voice to the struggles of his people

PalestinianMarch 13, 1941108 views

Khalil al-Wazir

Khalil Al-Wazir was a Palestinian leader and a prominent aide of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Yasser Arafat

Herod the Great

Herod the Great was a Roman client king who ruled Judea from 37 BCE to 4 BCE

Jordanian73 BC115 views

Sirhan Sirhan

Sirhan Sirhan is the main accused in the assassination of the former US presidential candidate Robert F

JordanianMarch 19, 1944171 views

Mahmoud Abbas

Mahmoud Abbas, also known by the kunya Abu Mazen or the Father of Mazem, is the President of Palestinian National Authority since 2005

PalestinianMarch 26, 1935221 views