Born in Hebron on December 12, 1983. Elsalameen is the eldest of nine children. Elsalameen lives between Hebron in the Palestinian territories with his extended family and Washington, DC. His grandfather, Hussein Nassar Elsalameen, was the vice mayor of Assamoua, (Arabic: السموع) a small town in southern Hebron and was one of the founders of the current municipality. He was also the Mukhtar(Arabic:المختار) of the Elsalameen tribe in Palestine. The Elsalameen tribe have been present for centuries by the thousands in areas such as Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan.