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General Union of Palestinian Students

The General Union of Palestine Students (Arabic: الإتحاد العام لطلبة فلسطين‎) (GUPS) is an organization run by Palestinian students since the early 1920s. It is generally considered one of the first Palestinian institutions started. It was officially launched in Cairo in 1959.[1]

Several Palestinian politicians, writers, journalists and militants have been members or leaders of the GUPS. They include Yasser Arafat, Hanan Ashrawi, Faisal Husseini, Walid Khalidi and many others.

The organization is a member of the World Federation of Democratic Youth.


  • Abdulhaq, Raja (1 December 2008). "Rebuilding a General Union of Palestinian Students". The Electronic Intifada. Retrieved 28 August 2010.

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