Amin Fawzi Mahmoud al-Hindi was born in Gaza in 1940 and received his education there, then traveled to West Germany to study in 1960. His friend Abdullah al-Afrangi joined him, who offered him to join the Fatah movement in 1962. The work began by gathering Palestinian students residing in Germany and linking them to the General Union of Palestinian Students, where the work was to expand the Fatah movement, spread the movement’s principles and ideas, and attract the largest number of national elements loyal to it, along with the union’s penetration into international student organizations. In order to gain an international dimension that helps explain the Palestinian issue.
A branch of the Students’ Union was formed in Germany and other branches in its cities, as well as a branch in Austria. After that, the two branches of Germany and Austria were merged into one confederation.
Al-Hindi is the first director of intelligence in the Palestinian National Authority, and he joined the Palestinian National Liberation Movement “Fatah” in 1960s, and worked in the organization of Cairo and the Student Union there, and then worked in security as an assistant to the martyr Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad), and after the assassination of Abu Iyad, he assumed responsibility for the unified security until the entry of the National Authority into the homeland.
Al-Hindi was also the president of the Palestinian Students Union in Germany for two years, and was elected as the head of the executive body of the General Union of Palestinian Students in Cairo from 1969-1971.
In 1972, he served as deputy head of the Unified Security Service, which he co-founded with Abu Iyad, a member of the movement’s central committee. He was head and founder of the Palestinian General Intelligence Service from 1994 to 2005, and was a member of the Revolutionary Council from 1978 until the movement’s Sixth General Conference last year. He was also a member of the Central Council of the Palestine Liberation Organization, and a member of the Supreme National Security Council.
He died of a terminal illness in the Jordanian capital on August 18, 2010.