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Ahmad Shukeiri

Ahmad Shukeiri (1908 - 1980), also Al-Shuqeiry, Shukeiry, etc., was born in Lebanon to an Arab father and a Turkish mother. After studying law in Jerusalem, he became a member of the Syrian delegation to the United Nations, 1949-1951. He then became assistant Secretary General for the Arab League, 1950-1956, Saudi ambassador to the UN, 1957-1962, and first Chairman of the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization), 1964-1967 (succeeded by Yasser Arafat).

Shukeiri died in Amman.