Abd al-Hakim Hajj Yahya

Abd al-Hakim Hajj Yahya
Date of birth (1965-02-16) 16 February 1965
Knessets 20
Faction represented in Knesset
2015– Joint List

Abd al-Hakim Hajj Yahya (Arabic: عبد الحكيم حاج يحيى, Hebrew: עבד אל-חכים חאג' יחיא; born 16 February 1965) is an Israeli Arab engineer and politician.


Hajj Yayha was born in Tayibe.[1] He studied civil engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He joined the Islamic Movement in 1981, and briefly served as mayor of Tayibe for six months in 1998 and again from 2005 until 2007. In 2007 Interior Minister Roni Bar-On removed Hajj Yayha from office and replaced him with an appointed committee. Hajj Yayha filed a petition against the decision, but it was dismissed.

Prior to the 2015 elections he was elected to second place on the Islamic Movement list. With the party becoming part of the Joint List, an alliance with Hadash, Balad, the United Arab List and Ta'al, Hajj Yahya was placed sixth on the overall Joint List list.[2] He was elected to the Knesset as the alliance won 13 seats.[3]

Hajj Yahya is married with four children and lives in Tayibe.


  1. "Member of Knesset Abd al-Hakim Hajj Yahya" (in Hebrew). Knesset. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  2. Joint List list Central Elections Committee
  3. Final Unofficial* results of the Elections for the Twentieth Knesset Central Elections Committee
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