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This list contains information about Palestinian celebrities, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous musicians, athletes, and comedians are Palestinian. Some of these celebrities were born in the Middle East, whereas others were born in the U.S. to Palestinian immigrants. Two infamous killers are also of Palestinian descent.

Who is the most famous person who is Palestinian? DJ Khaled tops our list. DJ Khaled, born Khaled Khaled, was born to Palestinian parents in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has collaborated with such hip-hop stars as Dr. Dre, T-Pain, and Rick Ross. Record producer Fredwreck was born in Michigan to Palestinian parents. He is a producer with Snoop Dogg's production company, Doggystyle Records.

Some people of Palestinian descent are famous for committing violent crimes. Sirhan Sirhan, the man who assassinated Robert F. Kennedy, was born in Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine, to a Palestinian Christian family. Nidal Malik Hasan, the man responsible for the Fort Hood mass shooting in 2009, was born in Virginia to Palestinian parents.

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DJ Khaled is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 14 Palestinian Celebrities You Should Know
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DJ Khaled, born Khaled Khaled, was born to Palestinian parents in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Age: 41

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Radio personality, Disc jockey, + more

Credits: Shottas, Spiff TV: Vol. 1: Reggaeton Invasion, Mr. 305: The Pitbull Story

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Hanan Alattar


Hanan Alattar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 14 Palestinian Celebrities You Should Know
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Texas-born opera singer Hanan Alattar is of Palestinian-Iraqi descent.

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Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America


Cherien Dabis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 14 Palestinian Celebrities You Should Know
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Director Cherien Dabis was born in Nebraska to a Palestinian father and Jordanian mother.

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Age: 40

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Film Director

Credits: The L Word, The D Word, Amreeka, May in the Summer, Make a Wish

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Mai Masri


Mai Masri is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 14 Palestinian Celebrities You Should Know
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Filmmaker Mai Masri was born in Jordan to an American mother and Palestinian father.

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Age: 58