13 years since murder of Hamas founder Sheikh Yassin

Sheikh Ahmad Yassin

2017 marks the 13th year of the death of an icon Palestinians call “the spiritual father of the Palestinian resistance,” Sheikh Ahmad Yassin.

Sheikh Yassin was born in Jourat Ashkelon village in June 1936, a year marking the first Palestinian armed revolt against the growing Israeli interference in the Palestinian territories.

When he was 16, Sheikh Yassin sustained a severe spinal injury while playing with his friends. His neck was kept in plaster for 45 days. The damage to his spinal cord rendered him a quadriplegic for the rest of his life. He had used a wheelchair since the accident.

Sheikh Yassin was killed on March 22, 2004, when an Israeli helicopter gunship fired a missile at him as he was being wheeled from dawn prayers at the Islamic Compound Mosque, in Sabra neighborhood, in the blockaded Gaza Strip.

(Source / 22.03.2017)

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