Ahmad Hilmi Pasha Abd al-Baqi (1882-1963)
Date: 
June 29, 2021
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Palestinian Timeline

Biography | Ahmad Hilmi Abd al-Baqi was an activist among the ranks of the Arab National Movement in the late Ottoman era. Following the First World War, he worked with Prince Faisal in Damascus and Prince Abdullah in Amman before becoming close to the Mufti of Jerusalem, Muhammad Amin al-Husseini. In the early 1930s, Abd al-Baqi emerged as a prominent national economist in Palestine. In April 1936, he was elected a member of the Arab Higher Committee before his exile to the Seychelles Islands the following year. In February 1939, Abd al-Baqi joined the Palestinian delegation to the London conference, the membership of the Arab Higher Committee in June 1946, headed the All-Palestine Government which was formed in Gaza in September 1948, and a representative of Palestine in the Arab League Council until his passing in Jerusalem in 1963.

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