homelandYesterday evening, the Israeli occupation forces assassinated the Operations Officer of the Al-Quds Brigades and a member of the Military Council, Iyad Al-Hassani, by bombing the house in which he was located.
Al-Hassani is considered one of the most prominent leaders of the Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement, and he is the sixth leader to be assassinated by the occupation during its continuous aggression on the Gaza Strip, which he initiated by assassinating three leaders of the “Al-Quds Brigades” at dawn on Tuesday by bombing their homes while they were sleeping with their family members.
The assassinations of six Islamic Jihad leaders were carried out in the same way, by bombing the houses in which they were present.
The martyr, Iyad al-Hassani (54 years old), is a resident of al-Shati refugee camp, west of Gaza City, but moved in his last years to al-Karama, northwest of the city. He is a refugee from the village of Hamama, near Ashkelon.
– Iyad al-Hassani was persecuted by the occupation, a young man during the first intifada, during which he was wounded. He was arrested for short periods before being released.
– With the establishment of the first military wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement, which was called a “section”, he participated in the establishment of some of its groups alongside his comrade, the founder of that force, the martyr Mahmoud al-Khawaja.
– Al-Hassani supervised the preparation of the martyr Ali Al-Amawi, one of the elements of the “section” of the military wing of the Islamic Jihad at the time, to carry out an operation in the city of Ashdod in 1994, using a primitive machine gun, which at that time led to the killing of two Israelis near a bus station.
– In 1995, he participated in the preparations for the famous Beit Lid bombing operation, which was carried out by the two martyrs, Anwar Sukkar and Salah Shaker, from the Gaza Strip, which killed at least 25 Israelis.
– In 1996, he was directly involved in preparing the martyr Ramez Obeid, the perpetrator of the Dizengoff operation that killed 13 Israelis.
Since 1995, he has been publicly pursued by the Israeli occupation forces.
– With the beginning of the Al-Aqsa Intifada at the end of 2000, Al-Hassani participated in establishing the first cells of the Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement.
– Al-Hasani oversaw the management and leadership of various military groups that were responding to the occupation’s incursions into the cities and camps of the Gaza Strip. He also supervised several shooting operations targeting settlers and soldiers near the settlements.
– Al-Hassani rose to command military groups active in different regions of the Gaza Strip, until he became a member of the Al-Quds Brigades Military Council, responsible for its special operations.
– Al-Hassani traveled outside the Gaza Strip several times, and was in direct contact with important figures from the “axis of resistance” in the region, especially the Lebanese Hezbollah, (as confirmed by sources to “Al-Quds” dot-com).
Al-Hasani was subjected to two assassination attempts by the occupation, and his nephew and one of his assistants for several years, “Ramah Fayez Al-Hasani”, who announced his death in 2011 after a mysterious explosion in a vehicle he was driving in the middle of the Gaza Strip, were martyred. His family then accused the occupation of killing him.
The martyr al-Hassani has a brother named Muhammad. He is considered one of the first local Islamic Jihad leaders in Gaza City. He is a liberated prisoner who was released in the Gilad Shalit deal in 2011, after spending more than 24 years in the occupation prisons.
(Source – Alquds.com)