Who is head of Hamas?

Ismail Haniyeh
Personal details
Born 29 January 1962 Al-Shati refugee camp, Gaza Strip
Nationality Palestinian
Political party Hamas

How long has Mahmoud Abbas been president?

List of Presidents (1994–present)

No. Name (Birth–Death) Tenure
1 Yasser Arafat (1929–2004) 10 years, 129 days
Rawhi Fattouh (b. 1949) Interim President 65 days
2 Mahmoud Abbas (b. 1935) 16 years, 344 days
Aziz Dweik (b. 1949) Interim President 11 years, 118 days

How much is Mahmoud Abbas worth?

According to Rashid, Abbas’s net worth was $US100 million.

Who owns Gaza Strip today?

Israel maintains direct external control over Gaza and indirect control over life within Gaza: it controls Gaza’s air and maritime space, as well as six of Gaza’s seven land crossings.

Who replaced Ariel Sharon when he was hospitalized after his stroke?

Ariel Sharon
President Moshe Katsav
Deputy Ehud Olmert
Preceded by Ehud Barak
Succeeded by Ehud Olmert

Who leads West Bank?

Presently, most of the West Bank is administered by Israel though 42% of it is under varying degrees of autonomous rule by the Fatah-run Palestinian Authority. The Gaza Strip is currently under the control of Hamas.

Who does Palestine belong to?

Although the concept of the Palestine region and its geographical extent has varied throughout history, it is now considered to be composed by the modern State of Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

What happened to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon?

Sharon suffered a hemorrhagic stroke on 4 January 2006, and remained in a long-term care facility in a vegetative state from late 2006 until his death. Sharon died at 14:00 on 11 January 2014. The prime minister’s office issued a statement that announced public viewing 18:00 on 12 January at the Knesset Plaza.

Who becomes the president of the Palestinian Authority new name of PLO of the West Bank in 2005?

Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), President of the Palestinian Authority since 2005 (disputed since 2009).

What’s the difference between Gaza and West Bank?

West Bank & Gaza Strip The West Bank is located to the west of the Jordan River. It is a landlocked territory, bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel to the south, west and north. The Gaza Strip, on the other hand, is a small boot-shaped territory along the Mediterranean coast between Egypt and Israel.