Mr. Khalil was born in Bethlehem and graduated from Bethlehem University with a B.A. in sociology and psychology. He completed his M.S. degree in higher education at the University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale in the U.S.
Mr. Shokeh is a well known researcher in the area and has been working at Centre for Cultural Heritage Preservation (CCHP) since 2012. Previously he was the managing director at Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) from 1998-2003, and he was Director General of Students Affairs at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Palestine (MoEHE). Mr. Shokeh is one of our primary academic staff members and is a widely experienced lecturer on the history of Bethlehem.
Mr. Shokeh has written and books including:
The Commercial Center in Bethlehem (Al-Madbasseh), published In Arabic, September 2014
Bethlehem from 1880-1967: Origin and Development of Bethlehem Municipality’, 2012