Mufid Mari

Summary

Mufid Mari (Hebrew: מופיד מרעי, born 15 May 1959) is an Israeli Druze politician. He currently is a member in the 24th Knesset for Blue and White.

Mufid Mari
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Faction represented in the Knesset
2021–Blue and White
Personal details
Born (1959-05-15) 15 May 1959 (age 63)
Hurfeish, Israel

BiographyEdit

Mari was born and raised in Hurfeish, a Druze town in Northern Israel. His older brother, Colonel Nabiya Mari, was killed by Palestinian gunfire in 1996 while serving as deputy commander of the Gaza Division.

Mari joined the Israel Defense Forces and was the first Druze to enter via the Nahal service.[1] He has achieved the rank of Aluf Mishne or deputy-Aluf corresponding to the rank of colonel or brigadier. He has commanded the Herev Brigade, the Hermon and Oded Brigade.[1] He later became head of Hurfeish local council and served as chair of the association of Druze and Circassian local authorities.[1]

He was placed ninth on the Blue and White list for the March 2021 elections. Although the party won only eight seats, he entered the Knesset on 15 June 2021 as a replacement for Hili Tropper,[2] after he was appointed to the cabinet and resigned from the Knesset under the Norwegian Law.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c סגנית מלכת היופי, ראש העיר אילת והדרוזי הראשון מגרעין נח"ל | הח"כים החדשים Yedioth Ahronoth, 14 June 2021 (in Hebrew)
  2. ^ Replacements Among Knesset Members knesset.gov.il
  3. ^ Hoffman, Gil. "Anglos and deaf activist to enter Knesset under Israeli 'Norwegian Law'". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 14 June 2021.

External linksEdit

  • Mufid Mari on the Knesset website