Maher Obeid

Mahed Obeid, born in 1958 in Amman, has been a member of Hamas since 1974 and a member of its Politburo since 2010. He was arrested several times by Israel during the First Intifada, and was a Hamas leader in Israeli prisons until he was deported to Lebanon with 400 other figures in 1992. He has been involved in the running of a number of schools and Islamic charities in Hebron and Jerusalem.