() (1934-) is a member of the Palestine Legislative 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
He was born in Nablus
and attended the an-Najah National University
. He was involved in establishing the al-Quds University
He 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.
Between 1998-2000 he built a palace, inspired by Andrea Palladio
, near Nablus
Masri launched a political movement to rival Fatah
, called the Palestine Forum
on 16 November 2007.
He turned down the Prime Ministership three times.
He is married to Angela Masri and has four sons, Rabih, Mazen, Omar and Leith, and two daughters Mai Masri
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