Palestinian politician who has been instrumental in the peace process in the middle east. She was an integral leader during the First Intifada and she is also the first woman elected to the Palestinian National Council.
She received degrees in Literature from the American University of Beirut.
She has been elected multiple times to the Palestinian Legislative Council.
She comes from a Palestinian Christian family.
She was involved in the negotiations of the Oslo Accord, signed by Yasser Arafat.