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14 Palestinian Celebrities You Should Know

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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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    Comedian Dean Obeidallah was born in New Jersey to a Palestinian father and Sicilian mother.
    • Born: 1969-01-01
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Lodi, New Jersey, United States of America
  • Tareq Salahi

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    "The Real Housewives of D.C." cast member Tareq Salahi was born in the U.S. to a Palestinian father and Belgian mother.
    • Born: 1969-05-26
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
  • Record producer Fredwreck was born in Michigan to Palestinian parents.
    • Born: 1972-06-23
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Flint, Michigan
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    Simon Shaheen was born in Israel to Palestinian parents. He became a U.S. citizen in his late-20s.
    • Born: 1955-01-01
    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Ma'alot-Tarshiha, Israel