Arjan El Fassed, born in the Netherlands, is one of the co-founders of the Electronic Intifada. His father is from Nablus.
Between 1996-1998, he was a researcher at the Nablus-based Center for Palestine Research & Studies (CPRS) and contributed research to the Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens' Rights in Ramallah. Between 1999-2001, El Fassed was a staff member of the Dutch development organisation ICCO. El Fassed is a co-founder of the Palestine Right of Return Coalition and wrote extensively on international law and human rights, Palestinian politics, and the role of the European Union. El Fassed has written in the Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday, Boston Globe, The Independent, European Voice, Toronto Star, Jordan Times, Peace Review, Daily Star and the major Dutch newspapers. He is the author of "Institutional Design and Prospects for Palestinian Democratic Transition" (CPRS, 1999). El Fassed is based in the Netherlands.