Naelah Ayesh

Naelah Ayesh (نائلة عايش), born in Lifta (near Jerusalem) in 1961, is a Palestinian activist who now resides in Gaza. She is a candidate in the May 2021 legislative elections, running on Salam Fayyad‘s ‘Together We Can’ list. She has led the Centre for Women’s Affairs in Gaza for 20 years.

In the late 1980s she joined the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) in Ramallah. She was arrested by the Israeli authorities for the first time in 1986.