Ismail Haniyeh (Hamas Leader)Bio, Wife, Age, Family, Height, Net Worth

Ismail Haniyeh Bio

Ismail Haniyeh is a Palestinian politician currently serving as the Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau. Haniyeh is residing in Doha, Qatar alongside his family.

Ismail Haniyeh’s Family

Ismail was born and raised in the Egyptian-occupied Gaza Strip, Al-Shati refugee camp. This was after his parents fled Ashkelon, Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and became refugees in the Al-Shati refugee camp. He lost more than 14 family members in October 2023 during the ongoing Israeli airstrike in Gaza City.

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Ismail Haniyeh Husband/Wife|Dating

Haniyeh is married but has not shared any information concerning his wife. Moreover, he has 13 adult children and has several properties in Gaza and Palestine. He bought a 2,500 square meters (0.6 acres) parcel of land in 2010 based in Rimal, a Gaza City, and registered the piece of land in his in-law’s name. Allegedly he has bought more houses and pieces of land and registered them in his children’s names. Ismail’s sisters Laila, Kholidia, and Sabah reside in the Bedouin town of Tel as-Sabi in southern Israel and are Israeli citizens. Both Sabah and Laila are widows and Kholidia is married. Allegedly, some of the three sister’s kids have worked and served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Ismail went to Mecca for the annual pilgrimage alongside his wife and two of his sons in September 2016. In 2020, he went to Tehran, Iran, and attended Qassim Suleimani’s funeral.

Ismail Haniyeh Age

Ismail was born in the Al-Shati refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on 29 January 1962 hence is 61 years old as of 2023. Haniyeh hence celebrates his birthday on January 29th.

Ismail Haniyeh |Measurements

Haniyeh stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 12 inches tall. He also seems to be of average weight judging from the photos and videos on his social media platforms including Instagram and Twitter.

Ismail Haniyeh High School and College

Ismail went to the Islamic University of Gaza where he first started his involvement with Hamas and earned his bachelor’s degree in Arabic literature in 1987. During his time at the University, he played in the Islamic Association football team as a midfielder. Moreover, he was also the head of the students’ council where he represented the Muslim Brotherhood.

Ismail Haniyeh: Hamas

Ismail is currently the Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau. He joined Hamas while being a student at the Islamic University of Gaza. In 1977, he started off by heading Ahmed Yassin’s office and his relationship with Ahmed Yassin grew even stronger over the years. Ismail was later on appointed to serve as the representative of the Palestinian Authority. Allegedly, he was involved in the attacks against Israeli citizens and hence was targeted by the Israel Defense Forces. During the 2003 Jerusalem suicide bombing, Ismail was slightly injured on his hand. Ismail was elected head of the Hamas list in December 2005 which won the Legislative Council elections the following month. In 2016, he took over from Khaled Mashaal in leading Hamas after he won the elections.

Ismail Haniyeh Net Worth

Ismail has an estimated net worth of around over $3 Billion. He has this net worth from him working as a politician for several years.

Ismail Haniyeh Social Media Accounts

Ismail is very active when it comes to his social media accounts including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. 

Facts about Ismail 

Real name/Full Names Ismail Haniyeh
Age/date of birth 29 January 1962 hence is 61 years old as of 2023.
Zodiac sign Aquarius
Nationality Palestinian
Race/Ethnicity Brown/Arab
Wife To be updated soon