Faras Hamdan

Faras Hamdan (Arabic: فارس حمدان; Hebrew: פארס חמדאן, 1910 – 29 November 1966) was an Israeli Arab politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the Agriculture and Development party between 1951 and 1959.

Faras Hamdan
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Faction represented in the Knesset
1951–1959Agriculture and Development
Personal details
Baqa al-Gharbiyye, Ottoman Empire
Died29 November 1966


Hamdan was born in Baqa al-Gharbiyye during the Ottoman era. In 1944, he was elected head of local council of his village, where he later established a citrus confectionery factory.[1]

In 1951, he was elected to the Knesset as head of the Agriculture and Development list, which was associated with the ruling Mapai party. The party joined David Ben-Gurion's government, but Hamdan did not receive a ministerial portfolio.

He was re-elected in 1955, and again joined the governing coalition. For the 1959 elections, the party was headed by Mahmud A-Nashaf. It won only one seat and Hamdan lost his place in the Knesset.

He died in 1966.


External linksEdit

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