Asaad Abd al-Rahman

Asaad Abd al-Rahman, born in 1944 in Jerusalem, is a  a founding member of the PFLP. He was a member of the PLO’s Executive Committee (EC) until May 2018.

Al-Rahman began his political career in Beirut, where he initially joined the Arab Nationalist Movement. As a student, he was involved with the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS) branch in Lebanon. He worked closely with the leading Palestinian literary figure and PFLP spokesperson Ghassan Kanafani editing the “al-Muharrer” literary magazine.