Marzook, Musa (Mousa) Mohammed Abu (1951–)

Hamas political leader Musa Mohammed Abu Marzook lived in the United States for more than a decade until an Israeli warrant for his arrest led to his being taken into custody in 1995. Amid much controversy, he was held by the U.S. government for several years without being charged. He was finally deported to Jordan in 1997.

Marzook was born in a Gaza refugee camp and studied at Helwan College of Engineering and Technology in Cairo. He traveled to the United States in the early 1980s and earned a master's degree in industrial engineering at Colorado State University. Marzook received his Ph.D. in engineering from Columbia State University in Louisiana in 1991.

Marzook apparently first joined the Palestinian militant group Hamas in 1992, when he became head of the organization's political bureau. Soon after, Marzook moved to a suburban neighborhood outside ...

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