Qais Abd al-Karim

Qais Abd al-Karim (Arabic: قيس عبد الكريم), also known as Abu Layla or Qays Samarra’i, is a leading Palestinian activist.

He is a leader of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine,[1] and a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council.

In 2006 he was one of two deputies elected from The Alternative (al-Badil) list, an alliance between the DFLP, the Palestinian People's Party and the Palestine Democratic Union (FIDA).


  1. Rubinstein, Danny (2 January 2006). "Just holding an election is considered an achievement". Haaretz. Retrieved 16 July 2010.

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