Adnan al-Husayni

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Adnan Ghaleb al-Husayni (Arabic: عدنان غالب الحسيني) (born 1946) was the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem[1] and of the Quds Governorate between 2008 and 2018[2] when he was succeeded by Adnan Ghaith. He is also Waqf supervisor and a member of the Palestinian National Authority Higher Council of Tourism. He belongs to the well-known al-Husayni family of Jerusalem, where he was born.


In 1971, al-Husayni received a BA in architecture from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. Afterwards he began working as General-Manager and Supervisor of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf. He served as head of the Palestinian Housing Council in Palestinian territories in 1999–2002. Since 1999, he has been a member of the Higher Council of Tourism.



  1. ^ Rudoren, Jodi (21 September 2013). "Jews Challenge Rules to Claim Heart of Jerusalem". The New York Times. p. 2.: 'Adnan Hussein, the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem.'
  2. ^ "Mapping Palestinian Politics". European Council on Foreign Relations.