TRNN Replay: A three part series recorded in April, 2010 in Beirut, Hamas representative Usamah Hamdan on the targeting of civilians in the Palestinian Israeli conflict

Usamah Hamdan

Osama Hamdan is the top representative of Hamas in Lebanon and is a member of the organization's politburo. Hamdan was born in the Bureij refugee camp in the Gaza Strip to a Palestinian refugee family that fled the village of al-Batani al-Sharqi during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Hamdan worked at the Hamas office in Tehran as assistant to then Hamas representative Imad Alami from 1992-93. He became Hamas' official representative in Iran in 1994, serving in that post until 1998. In 1998, Hamdan was appointed as Hamas representative in Lebanon, a post he still holds. In 2004, he served as Hamas' spokesman in Cairo during a dialogue between Palestinian factions.