Belongs to the southern faction of the Islamic Movement, and is considered one of the movement’s most prominent figures in the Negev region. Began his career as a teacher and deputy school principal. Between 2000 and 2004, he served as head of the local council of the Bedouin community of Arara in the Negev. In addition, he has served as chairman of the local council workers’ committee and head of the Islamic Movement. Holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Ono Academic College.