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Q: Lebanese Government ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Lebanese Government
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: duwad-ga
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Posted: 19 May 2002 08:22 PDT
Expires: 26 May 2002 08:22 PDT
Question ID: 16948
What are the names, ages, and occupations/professions of the Hezballah
Party members of the Lebanese legislature/legislature?    Please
provide source of your answer.
Subject: Re: Lebanese Government
Answered By: mother-ga on 19 May 2002 12:52 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello, and thank you for your question.

There are currently 11 elected members of the Lebanon Parliament
affiliated with Hizbollah (Hezbullah/Hizb'allah - the Party of God).
First, here is a consise list of members with their Muslim faction and
election regions taken from "Lebanon Parliament: 2000-2005
Legislature" at

  * Ali Ammar (Shiite, Mount Lebanon)
  * Mohammad Berjaoui (Shiite, Beruit)
  * Hussein Al-Hajj Hassan (Shiite, Bekaa)
  * Ammar Al-Moussawi (Shiite, Bekaa)
  * Mohammad Yaghi (Shiite, Bekaa)
  * Ibrahim Bayan (Sunni, Bekaa)
  * Mohammad Fneish (Shiite, South Lebanon)
  * George Najm (Maronites, South Lebanon)
  * Nazih Mansour (Shiite, South Lebanon)
  * Mohammad Raad (Shiite, South Lebanon)
  * Abdallah Qassir (Shiite, South Lebanon)

Now I will expand this list to include Name, Age, Profession, and
Source for the members who have this information available. See the
source link for additional information. I could not find ages or
occupations for Ali Ammar and Mohammad Yaghi. I found occupations for
but no ages for Mohammad Berjaoui or George Najm. To complete your
answer, I will contact the Lebanese Parliament offices for this
information via email at and will post the completed
information as soon as I have it.

* Ali Ammar
Age:        ?
Profession: Various (?)

* Mohammad Berjaoui (Berjawi, Birjawi)
Age:        ?
Profession: Businessman/Contractor

* Hussein Al-Hajj Hassan
Age:        42 (dob 1960)
Profession: University Professor - Scientific Researcher

* Ammar Al-Moussawi
Age:        40 (dob December 11, 1962)
Profession: Journalist

* Mohammad Yaghi
Age:        ?
Profession: Various (?)

* Ibrahim Bayan
Age:        54 (dob 1948)
Profession: University Professor

* Mohammad Fneish
Age:        49 (dob 1953)
Profession: Professor/B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in

* George Najm
Age:        ?
Profession: Lawyer

* Nazih Mansour
Age:        48 (dob 1954)
Profession: Lawyer

* Mohammad Raad
Age:        47 (dob 1955)
Profession: Journalist/ Educated in Philosophy - Literature

* Abdallah Qassir (Kasir)
Age:        45 (dob 1957)
Profession: Owner of a commercial printing establishment

Additional Resources

Lebanese Embassy, Washington D.C.

Lebanese Parliament Members (Lebanese Parliament web site)


Parliament Member Phone Numbers

Lebanon ( The Political Reference Almanac)

The Daily Star - Lebanon

English Hizbollah Homepage

Lebanon Links

Search Strategy

lebanese parliament members (hizbollah OR hezbollah OR Hezbullah)
hizbollah leadership lebanese
lebanese politician information
MP [parliament member name] example: MP "Ali Ammar"

Hope this helps,
-- mother-ga

Clarification of Answer by mother-ga on 20 May 2002 07:36 PDT
Updated entries for Birjawi and Najem:

* Mohammad Birjawi (Berjawi, Berjaoui)
Age:        43 (dob 9/15/1959)
Profession: Businessman/Contractor

* George Najem (Najm)
Age:        53 (dob 1949)
Profession: Lawyer

Will update with Ammar and Yaghy when I have that information.

Thanks for your patience,
- mother-ga

Clarification of Answer by mother-ga on 21 May 2002 21:24 PDT
Still nothing...

Short of calling members of the Hizbollah itself (their phone numbers
are at,
I believe I have reached the limit of what I can find for you. I have
found almost no biographical information on either Ali Fadl Ammar or
Mohammad Hussein Yaghi. All I do know is that they were both elected
to the Lebanese Parliament in 1992 as members of Hizbollah, lost their
seats in 1996, and were then re-elected in 2000. Here is an extrememly
interesting evaluation of the 1992 Parliamentary election and how the
Hizbollah fits into it.

"Lebanon's Hizbullah: from Islamic revolution to parliamentary
accommodation," by A. Nizar Hamzeh. Third World Quarterly, Vol 14, No
2, 1993.

Additional information for Ammar:
"Former member of the Amal Movement, joined Hizballah in 1983. Founder
of the Martyrs' Institution, which compensates the families of
Hizballah members killed in combat. Ran as an independent in Ba'abda."
  Biographical Briefs of Members of the 1992 Parliament

I can give you the resources I used - maybe the email addresses will
come in handy in the future if you wish to pursue this information.

Contacted: (Lebanese Revue), and (Lebanese Parliament Web Site),
(American Lebanese Embassy in Washington, D.C.)

You may also consider contacting someone here:
Jafel Library at the American University of Beirut

Searched:   (In addition to many indexing search engines) 
Biography Resource Center + The Complete Marquis Who's WhoŽ, Biography
Index in FirstSearch, ERIC, NetFirst, several Lebanese newspapers and
journals, FactSearch, PAIS, and WorldCat.


Clarification of Answer by mother-ga on 22 May 2002 12:04 PDT
I asked the Lebanese Embassy for information about Ammar and Yaghi. I
just thought you would like to know that they replied with the
From: Embassy of Lebanon <>
Subject: RE: Lebanese Parliament Members
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 14:58:03 -0400

The Embassy of Lebanon regrets informing you that it does not have
Ghady El Khoury
duwad-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Lebanese Government
From: johnjohn-ga on 19 May 2002 22:53 PDT
More information about Lebanon is available from the CIA World
FactBook at:

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