Al Tayeb Abdul Rahim (Arabic: الطيّب عبد الرحيم; 1944 – 18 March 2020) is a Palestinian politician, He served as Secretary-General of the Palestinian Presidency and a former member of the Central Committee of the Fatah movement. Also he was one of the founders of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA).
1 Early life and education
Early life and education
In 1944, Tayeb Abdel Rahim Mahmoud Abdel Halim was born in Anabta town, east of Tulkarm city, to a Palestinian family. His father, the Palestinian poet Abdel Rahim Mahmoud. He had joined Al-Azhar University in 1962, and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Commerce.
Abdel-Raheem has been a member of the Palestinian National Council since 1977, a member of the Revolutionary Council of Fatah since 1980 and also a member of the Central Committee of the Fatah movement since 1988. He was ambassador of the Palestine Liberation Organization to China, Egypt, Yugoslavia, and Jordan. He participated in the Oslo Accords and is considered one of the founders of the Palestinian National Authority. He returned with the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat to the Palestinian territories, was entrusted with the functions of Secretary-General of the Palestinian Presidency in 1993 and held the position until his death. He became a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council in 1996, after being elected as a candidate for Tulkarm Governorate.
On 18 March 2020, Al Tayeb Abdel Rahim died in Cairo.
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