Sami Khater (سامي الخاطر), born in 1949 near Nablus. He was been a member of Hamas’s Politburo from its establishment until 2021. He has played an important role in the formulation of Hamas’s political platform.
Khater currently resides in Doha, after having lived in Kuwait, Amman (where he was twice arrested), and Damascus. During his time in Kuwait he worked as a newspaper editor and media researcher, including for the Kuwaiti government and the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).