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Khaled Mashal

Political leader
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Net worth 2018: $2.6 Billion
Residence: Ramallah
Country: Jordanian
BirthDay: 28 May 1956
Sigh: Gemini
Education: 1978 - Kuwait University

Khaled Mashal was bornon 28 May 1956 in Ramallah, Jordanian, is Political leader. Khaled Meshaal is a political leader belonging to a religious Islamic family, who was born in Jordan-occupied Palestine. From a young age, he was witness to a lot of political strife, and once his family moved to Kuwait, he joined an organization called the ‘Muslim Brotherhood’. For some time, this science graduate taught Physics in Kuwait, simultaneously forming the ‘Islamic League’ for Palestinian students in Kuwait. After the organization ‘Hamas’ was formed, Khaled became an active member of the group, appearing regularly on the scene of Palestinian politics. After the ‘Gulf War’ in Kuwait, the young man shifted base to Jordan and within a few years, became the chairman of ‘Hamas’. Soon, he was a victim of a failed assassination attempt by Israeli special agents, led by Prime Minister Netanyahu. Jordan’s King Abdullah saved Khaled’s life, but the latter was immediately sent to exile in Qatar, from where he later moved to Syria. Since then, he has led his organization in a long-drawn fight between Israel and Palestine, in a bid to “free Jerusalem”. This political leader has also played a significant role against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in the civil war that broke out in the country. Even though he abandoned his organization in the face of crisis, he was re-elected as Chairman of ‘Hamas’, recently, and has continued to lead Palestine in the war against Israel


$2.6 Billion


In 2013, Khaled was once again chosen by the members of ‘Hamas’ as the chairman of its political bureau


Meshaal visited Jordan in 2012, along with Sheikh Tamin Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Crown Prince of Qatar, to meet King Abdullah


In 2011, President of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas met Khaled and signed a peace treaty between 'Hamas' and 'Fatah'


In 2008, he was visited by former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, who tried to negotiate the formation of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, near Jordan and Israel


In 2006, ‘Hamas’ won the parliamentary elections in Palestine by a majority of votes, against the ‘Fatah’ political party


On March 22, 2004, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin was assassinated by Israeli forces and Dr Abdel Aziz Rantisi was named as the next spiritual leader of 'Hamas'


He was forced to move to Qatar, but later settled in Damascus, Syria in 2001


In 1999, King Abdullah alleged that ‘Hamas’ was only a means of spoiling the cordial relationships that Israel and Jordan had, and leaders of the organization, like Meshaal and Mousa Abu Marzook, amongst others, were promptly arrested


On September 25 1997, agents of the Israeli intelligence organization, 'Mossad', pretended to be tourists from Canada, and attempted to murder the ‘Hamas’ leader by spraying poison into his ears


After Iraq attacked Kuwait in the Gulf War of 1991, the bureaucrat shifted to Jordan, and began working for 'Hamas'


Sheikh Ahmed Yassin co-established the Islamic resistance movement called 'Hamas', in 1987, which Meshaal joined and the latter started heading the branch in Kuwait


Khaled got married in 1981, and has four sons and three daughters with his wife


In 1980, Meshaal formed the 'al-rabita al-islamiyya li talabat filastin' ('Islamic league for Palestinian Students'), and continued to work as a teacher in Kuwait for the next four years


He graduated in Physics from the 'Kuwait University', in 1978


In 1971, Khaled became a member of the 'Muslim Brotherhood', an Islamist Organization formed in Egypt


Till 1967, the young boy pursued his primary education from the 'Silwad Elementary School', after which the family shifted to Kuwait, owing to monetary constraints


Khaled Meshaal was born in Silwad, when Palestine was occupied by Jordan, on May 28, 1956

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