Mohammad Shtayyeh

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Mohammad Ibrahim Shtayyeh
محمد اشتية[1]
Dr.Mohammad Shtayyeh
Prime Minister of the State of Palestine
Assumed office
14 April 2019
PresidentMahmoud Abbas
Preceded byRami Hamdallah
Minister of the Palestinian Economic council
Assumed office
2009
PresidentMahmoud Abbas
Member of the Central Committee
Assumed office
2005
Personal details
Born (1959-01-17) 17 January 1959 (age 63)
Tell, West Bank, Jordan
NationalityPalestinians
Political partyFatah
Alma materUniversity of Sussex
Birzeit University

Mohammad Ibrahim Shtayyeh (Arabic: محمد اشتية) (born 17 January 1959)[2] is a Palestinian politician, academic and economist who became prime minister of the Palestinian National Authority in March 2019.[3] He is a member of Fatah who was elected to its Central Committee in the movement’s 2009 and 2016 elections and is aligned with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.[4][5]

Born in Tell, Nablus in 1958, Shtayyeh was named a minister of Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction (PECDAR), a $1.6 billion public investment fund, in 1996. He served as its director of administration and finance from 1994 to 1996.[6]

Shtayyeh was a member of the Palestinian advance team at the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations in Madrid in 1991 and was a member of the Palestinian negotiation delegation on subsequent occasions.[7] He was elected minister of public works and housing for the Palestinian Authority in 2005 and 2008,[8]

Education[edit]

Shtayyeh holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and economics from Birzeit University, graduating in 1981. He then attended the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Sussex in Brighton, United Kingdom, receiving his doctorate in economic development in 1989.

Career[edit]

Shtayyeh served as a professor of economic development from 1989 to 1991 at Birzeit University. He later became dean of student affairs there until 1993.[9]

From 1995 until 1998, Shtayyeh held the position of Secretary-General of the Central Elections Commission of Palestine.[10] Since 2005, Shtayyeh has been the Palestinian governor for the Islamic Bank.[11] From 2005–2006 and then again from 2008–2010, he was the minister of public works and housing.[12]

Elections Commission[edit]

As Secretary-General of the Central Elections Commission of Palestine, he negotiated an agreement with Israel in order to cooperate in the conduct of Palestinian presidential and legislative elections.[13]

Prime Minister of Palestine[edit]

Since becoming prime minister of Palestine in April 2019,[14] he has pursued peace negotiations between Hamas, which de facto controls the Gaza Strip, and the Palestinian central government in the West Bank.[15]

When heads of state from the 55-member African Union met for a two-day summit on 5 February 2022, Mohammed Shtayyeh urged the African Union to remove Israel's observer status.[16]

Boards and Commissions[edit]

  • President, Board of Trustees, Arab American University, Jenin
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Al Najah University, Nablus
  • Member, Board of Palestinian Academy for Security Sciences of Alistiqlal University
  • Member, Board of Trustees of Middle East Nonviolence Association
  • Member, Palestinian Development Fund
  • Member, National Committee for Voluntary Work
  • Founding member, Palestine Housing Council
  • President, Board of Palestinian Economists Association
  • Advisory Board, Information and Communication Committee, Office of the President
  • Head, Syria Relief Campaign 2012[17]

Publications[edit]

  • Al Mokhtasar Fi Tareekh Falastin, Dar Al Shouk Beirut, 2015 (in Arabic )
  • A Jerusalem Developmental Vision, PECDAR, 2010.
  • The Encyclopedia of Palestinian Terms and Concepts, Palestinian Center for Regional Studies, 2009.
  • Ikleel Men Shawk (Wreath of Thorns), Arab Scientific Publishers. Beirut, 2009. Collection of short stories.
  • Housing Policy in Palestine, Ministry of Public Works & Housing, Ramallah, 2006.
  • Israel's Disengagement from the Gaza Strip, (with Tim Sheehi & Eyad Ennab), PECDAR, 2006.
  • Palestine: Country Profile, PECDAR, 2006.
  • The Future of the Jewish Settlements, Palestinian Center for Regional Studies, Al-Bireh, 2000.
  • Israel in the Region: Conflict, Hegemony, or Cooperation, Palestinian Center for Regional Studies, Al-Bireh, 1998.
  • Private-Sector Credits: Donor Assistance, PECDAR, Jerusalem, 1998.
  • The Politics of the Middle East Development Bank, Palestinian Center for Regional Studies, Al-Bireh, 1998.
  • Palestine: Building the Foundation of Economic Growth, PECDAR, 1st ed. 1987 and 2nd ed. 1998

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim Shtayyeh". Archived from the original on 21 January 2021. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  2. ^ "All 4 Palestine | Model Role Details". Archived from the original on 27 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  3. ^ Joe Dyke (10 March 2019). "Hamas further sidelined by appointment of new PA premier Shtayyeh". The Times of Israel. Archived from the original on 18 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  4. ^ Muhammad Shtayyeh (26 October 2016). "How to Save Obama's Legacy in Palestine". New York Times. Archived from the original on 27 October 2021. Retrieved 27 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim Shtayyeh". Palestinian Authority official site. Archived from the original on 22 December 2021. Retrieved 27 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim Shtayyeh's CV". PECDAR official site. Archived from the original on 27 October 2021. Retrieved 27 October 2021.
  7. ^ "An Insider's View of the Peace Process: A Palestinian Perspective". Brookings Doha Center official site. 2010. Archived from the original on 27 October 2021. Retrieved 27 October 2021.
  8. ^ "PA public works minister tenders resignation | Maan News Agency". Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  9. ^ Birzeit.edu DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS | Birzeit University Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Palestinian Election Commission: The First Central Elections Commission Archived 3 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Islamic Bank Development; | Islamic Bank Website". Archived from the original on 28 January 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  12. ^ Maan News.net Ministry of Public Works and Housing | Maa'n News Archived 1 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh's CV". PECDAR. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  14. ^ Shtayyeh, Zaha Hassan, Mohammad; Shtayyeh, Zaha Hassan, Mohammad. "An Interview with New Palestinian Authority Prime Minister". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Archived from the original on 22 May 2020. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  15. ^ "Palestinian prime minister to Haaretz: 'The fact that we even survive is a miracle'". Haaretz. Archived from the original on 23 May 2020. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  16. ^ "Palestinian PM calls for African Union to withdraw Israel's observer status". France 24. France 24. News Wires. 5 February 2022. Archived from the original on 5 February 2022. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  17. ^ "Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim Shtayyeh's CV". PECDAR official site. Archived from the original on 27 October 2021. Retrieved 27 October 2021.

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