Hani Alami, a Palestinian Jerusalemite, is a telecommunications expert. He has established a number of telecommunications companies – first and foremost, Coolnet, an internet service provider that operates high-speed internet services. He has recently acquired Fusion and SMT, two Palestinian operators in the Gaza Strip, in order to develop broadband over fiber and microwave infrastructure. In 2020 he co-founded EziCodes in Egypt with Saudi Partners to respond to the coding developments in the Middle East and recently joined Maalchat, a new startup in the area of financial technology. A few years ago he established JEST (Jerusalem Entrepreneurs for Society and Technology), the first entrepreneurship center and hub for startups in East Jerusalem. He is also the founder of Yaboos, the first Palestinian radio station in Jerusalem.

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