Hasan Khreisheh (Deputy Speaker/Independent)
Hasan Khreisheh, born in 1955, has been the deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) since 2006. He was elected as an independent candidate for Tulkarem, reportedly supported by Hamas. He has been a member of the PLC since 1996.
In December 2017, he criticised Saudi Arabia's detention of billionaire Jordanian-Palestinian businessman Sabih Masri as an attempt to pressure the Palestinians to join Saudi-led efforts to confront Iran. Khreisheh has also accused the Palestinian Authority (PA) of conducting a politically motivated crackdown against Hamas supporters following the assassination attempt targeting Rami Hamdallah and Majed Faraj in March 2018. In 2004, he headed a commission of inquiry into the provision of Palestinian-produced cement for settlement construction, blaming a lack of oversight by the Palestinian government.