Our History

Dr. Husam was born on the 7th of December,1929 in Nablus, Palestine. He grew up in Jenin with his five brothers and four sisters. He is the son of Dr. Said Al-Nimer, a well-known physician in Jenin, who was one of King Faisal’s personal doctors during the Arab Revolution.


Dr. Husam comes from Al-Nimer Family which was one of the big landowners in Tubas region and worked mainly as farmers. The oral history of the family recounts that Al-Nimer’s clan. The Sawaftah, was originally a Bedouin clan that arrived a few hundred years earlier from a village east of the Jordan River.

Dr. Husam went to elementary school in Jenin and to Terra Santa High School in Jerusalem. He earned his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the American University of Beirut in 1953.