Salah al-Bardawil (صلاح البردويل) was born in 1959 in Khan Younes and is a senior member of Hamas. He was elected to the movement’s Politburo in 2021. He is also a member of Hamas’s regional politburo in Gaza. Previously he was a Hamas spokesperson. Bardawil was elected to the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) in 2006 as part of the group’s ‘Change and Reform’ list. He was detained by Israel in 1993.