Ahmed Yassin

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Birthday
1, 1937
Birthplace
Al-Jura, Palestine
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Birthday
1, 1937 (age 81)
Birthplace
Al-Jura, Palestine

About

Palestinian politician known for being the founder of the Islamist paramilitary group and political party Hamas. He was killed in an attack by an Israeli helicopter in 2004.

Before Fame

He was a quadriplegic who had been in a wheelchair since the age of twelve.

Trivia

He was arrested and sentenced to life in prison by the Israelis in 1989 but was released in 1997 in a deal with the Jordanian government.

Family Life

He had four brothers and two sisters.

Associated With

He was heavily criticized by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for his involvement in a number of suicide attacks on Israeli citizens.