Sami Abu Shehadeh

Sami Abu Shehadeh (سامي ابو شحادة), born in 1975, is a member of the Joint List representing the Arab nationalist Balad. In January 2021, he was elected party chairman during primaries, succeeding Mtanes Shehadeh.

Abu Shehadeh was first elected to the Knesset in October 2019 and was previously Director of the Yaffa Youth Movement and, before that, a member of the Tel Aviv-Jaffa City Council. He is a historian.

In October 2023, Sami Abu Shehadeh was arrested by Israeli authorities over his opposition to the war in Gaza.