Atef Abu Saif (Culture Minister)

Dr Atef Abu Saif, born in Jabalia refugee camp (Gaza) in 1973, is a Fatah spokesman and minister of culture in the PA government of Mohammad Shtayyeh, formed in April 2019. He previously worked in the office of President Mahmoud Abbas. He studied political science at Bradford University and is the author of several literary books.

In Mary 2019 Abu Saif was severely beaten by masked attackers amidst anti-Hamas protests in Gaza. Fatah accused Hamas of being behind the attack.