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The palace of Munib Masri, near Nablus

Munib al-Masri (Arabic: منيب المصري‎) (1934-) is a member of the Palestine Central Council and former Jordanian Cabinet Minister. During his term as cabinet minister he helped Yasser Arafat and his Fatah commanders escape Jordan during the Black September period.

He was born in Nablus and attended the an-Najah National University. He was involved in establishing the al-Quds University.

Between 1998-2000 he built a palace, inspired by Andrea Palladio, near Nablus [1]

Masri, a western educated billionaire businessman, launched a new political movement to rival Fatah and Hamas, called the Palestine Forum on 16 November 2007.[2][3][4]

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Munib Masri is the patriarch of the most influential Palestinian family which includes his wife Angela Masri his sons, Rabih, Mazen, Omar and Leith and his two daughters Media:Mai Masri and Dina. The 69-year-old tycoon, who hails from the West Bank town of Nablus and was once touted to be the first Palestinian prime minister, is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin in the US.

His wealth is rooted in the oil and gas business, but much of his investments fall under the Edgo Group, his holding company based in London which operates in contracting, industrial development, trading, distribution and representation, project development, operation and maintenance


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