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Sheikh Ahmed Ismail Hassan Yassin
(1937 – 22 March 2004)
: الشيخ أحمد إسماعيل حسن ياسين ash-shaykh Aḥmad Ismāʻīl Ḥasan Yāsīn
) was a Palestinian imam
and politician. He was a founder of Hamas
, an Islamist Palestinian
paramilitary organization and political party.
Yassin also served as the spiritual leader
of the organization. Hamas gained approval in Palestinian society by establishing charitable bodies to fund hospitals, education systems, libraries and other services, but it has also claimed responsibility for a number of suicide attacks
civilians, and was designated as a terrorist organization
by the European Union, Israel
and the United States.
Yassin, a quadriplegic
who was nearly blind
, had used a wheelchair
since a sporting accident at the age of 12.
He was killed
when an Israeli helicopter gunship
fired a missile at him as he was being wheeled from early morning prayers.
His killing, in an attack that claimed the lives of both his bodyguards and nine bystanders, was internationally condemned.
Two hundred thousand Palestinians attended his funeral procession