Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi

World Leader

Birthday October 23, 1947

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Palestine

DEATH DATE Apr 17, 2004 (56)

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About

Co-founder and former leader of the Palestinian extremist organization Hamas, who operated out of the Gaza Strip. He was ardently opposed to the existence of Israel, and was later killed by the Israeli Air Force.

Before Fame

He studied pediatrics and genetics at Alexandria University in Egypt and was certified as a physician.

Trivia

He had a horrific childhood that included being a refugee and witnessing his family members being killed by Israeli soldiers.

Family Life

He was married to Rasha Al Adloni at the time of his death. He was a Sunni Islamist.

Associated With

He called former U.S. President George W. Bush an enemy to all Muslims.