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Shaikh Ahmed Yassin Life and Martyrdom: for a Cause [1938-2004] The founder and spiritual leader of the Palestinian Resistance Movement “Hamas”

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1 Shaikh Ahmed Yassin Life and Martyrdom: for a Cause [1938-2004] The founder and spiritual leader of the Palestinian Resistance Movement “Hamas”

2 His Firm Belief “Palestine is an Islamic land consecrated for future Muslim generations until Judgement Day, and that no Arab leader had the right to give up any part of this territory”

3 His Services to Besieged Nation Established Schools, Clinics and Health Clubs Offering free social services Powerful inspiration to disillusioned nation Helping families of martyred fighters and detainees

4 Despite Disability & Diseases… Complete Paralysis Loss of right eye due to Zionist blows during interrogation Weekness in left eye Chronic inflammation in ear Lung Infection Other disease in abdomen

5 Despite Detention & Death Threats Arrested in 1983 and sentenced to 13 years imprisonment by Zionists Released in 1985 in a prisoner’s exchange deal In 1988, Zionist Occupation Forces broke into and ransacked his house Arrested again in 1989 and sentenced to life imprisonment Released in 1997 in a trade-off with Jordan for two Mussad agents Survived an assassination attempt in 2003 by the Zionist Occupation Forces

6 Zionists Against Peace Shaikh Yassin: "In the past we declared a unilateral ceasefire, we gave the Israeli enemy a truce for 50 days, but they did not commit to it even for one day. They continued with their killings and crimes, with demolishing houses and building settlements." "It failed because [illegitimate] Israel did not want peace or security for the Palestinian People." "So we have to study where the national interest lies: with resistance, or with declaring a ceasefire."

7 Freedom Struggle "Our battle is a military one, against soldiers and Jewish settlers. The attacks inside Israel are the operations we carry out in response to Israeli crimes against our people". "They are not the strategy of our movement, our strategy is to defend ourselves against an occupying army, and against the settlers and the settlements ".

8 Terrorism Vs Freedom Struggle "America is the one who gives Israel the money and the weapons. America is defending Israel in the UN Security Council by vetoing resolutions ". "We did not fight the Americans, we did not fight the Europeans, we only fought on Palestinian land against the Israeli enemy who took our home. "So WHY have America and Europe put us on the list of terrorists, when we never touched their interests? ".

9 “Marked for Death” by Zionists Zionists: “Sheikh Yassin is marked for death, and he should hide himself deep underground where he won't know the difference between day and night” Shaikh Yassin: “Death threats do not frighten us, because we are in search of martyrdom”

10 Martyrdom Achieved On 22 nd March 2004, Allah (swt) bestowed martyrdom upon him by the brutal Zionist Occupational Forces. ‘Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raajioon’. May Allah (swt) accept his martyrdom and grant him a high place in Jannah.

11 Last Moments of Life: in Mosque After the dawn prayers, as he came out of his local Mosque, the Coward Zionist Forces fired missiles directly at him from a US made Apache Helicopter bringing martyrdom to this aged, wheelchair bound paraplegic Scholar

12 The World Condemns… Israeli oppression will not force the Palestinians to kneel. Al-Quds - Palestinian territories There is a limit to arrogance and cowardice. Yediot Aharonot - Israel Meanwhile, the region is awash with blood. Madness celebrates. Maariv - Israel It is a crime against Arabs, Muslims and the entire world. Al-Ahram - Egypt Ariel Sharon and his generals are terrorists par excellence. The blood of the martyrs will not be shed in vain. Tishrin - Syria

13 The World Condemns… By all criteria - human, moral, political, strategic or even from a security point of view - Sharon's criminal assassination of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin is extreme madness. Al-Hayat - London- based Does Sharon expect Hamas to disappear after this operation? Does he expect that suicide operations inside Israel will end? Al-Sharq al-Awsat - London-based Israel's action confirms to the Muslim world that enmity with it will remain forever. Al-Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

14 The World Condemns… The resistance will never die. All its men are 'Yassins'. Al-Bayan - United Arab Emirates Suicide and other operations carried out by Hamas will not end. They are likely to multiply instead. Al-Ayyam - Bahrain This crime confirms once again that Israel, despite its talk, is frightened of its own future, while the Palestinian people are confident of theirs, despite the challenges they are facing daily. Al-Watan - Qatar

15 New Yassins… This is the place [graveyard] where new warriors are born Shaikh Yassin: “When I die, a hundred Yassins will be born”

16 Resistance to Continue… “The march of martyrs will move forward... Resistance will move forward. Jihad will continue, and martyrdom operations will continue until the full liberation of Palestine” Addressing a rally to mark Hamas’ 15 th Anniversary in Dec 2002, Shaikh Yassin said:

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