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14 Palestinian Celebrities You Should Know

Updated June 14, 2019 18.3k views14 items

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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  • John H. Sununu

    John H. Sununu was born in Cuba to a Palestinian father and a Salvadoran mother.
    • Born: 1939-07-02
    • Age: 82
    • Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
  • Photo: flickr / CC0
    Omar Sheika was born in New Jersey to Palestinian parents.
    • Born: 1977-02-20
    • Age: 44
    • Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey
  • Ramsey Nijem

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    Ramsey Nijem was born in California and raised in Washington. He is of Palestinian descent.
    • Born: 1988-04-01
    • Age: 33
    • Birthplace: Concord, California
  • Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    Omar Jarun was born in Kuwait to an American mother and a Jordan-born father of Palestinian descent.
    • Born: 1983-12-10
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Kuwait City, Kuwait