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Sheikh Ahmed Yassin
Ahmed Yassin
Targeted killing by Israeli forces.

Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, Hamas and Palestine

"Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it"
(The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory),
Hamas Covenant

This morning [22 March 2004] the IDF targeted a vehicle carrying the head of the Hamas terror organisation, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin and his aides.
Sheikh Yassin was personally responsible for numerous terror attacks, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of civilians - Christians, Muslims and Jews alike.

Ahmed Yassin: Terrorist Mastermind

The attempt in some quarters to present Ahmed Yassin as some kind of 'moderate spiritual leader' is no less ridiculous than describing Bin-Laden as such. Underneath his supposed clerical garb, Ahmed Yassin was an arch-terrorist, a true pioneer in the ruthless murder of innocents. He was the founding leader of the Hamas, and was personally responsible for its strategy of wholesale suicide terrorism. He distorted lofty religious principles in order to recruit Palestinians, including children and women, to embark upon so-called 'holy Jihad' missions, kill themselves and murder hundreds of Israeli civilians.

Since the start of the Palestinian violence in September 2000, Hamas has perpetrated 425 terrorist attacks, of which 52 were suicide attacks. As a result of these attacks, which Ahmed Yassin directly ordered, 377 Israelis were murdered and 2,076 wounded. Furthermore, in his public appearances and interviews, Ahmed Yassin repeatedly called for a continuation of the 'armed struggle' against Israel, and for an intensification of the terrorist campaign against its citizens. Such statements include:

24.9.03 - Ahmed Yassin rejects cease-fire with the Zionist enemy

"There is no dialogue. Moreover, the cease-fire was not initiated by the defeated, beaten, chased-after nation, but by the powerful nation that has everything. The Zionist enemy was granted a previous cease-fire and continued with its acts of aggression, massacre, destruction and killing. It didn't stop for even one moment. Therefore, discussing cease-fire today, while the enemy's hostility continues, is not an option."

7.9.03 - Hamas may attack everywhere in Israeli territory

"We haven't limited the military command, battalions or factions. Response may come anywhere in Israel, exactly as it (Israel) acts against the entire Palestinian territory. "

30.4.01 - Terror attacks are religiously legitimate.

"Those who fight for Allah kill and get killed", says the holy Koran, without specifying the method. What heroism is superior to that of an individual who sacrifices himself for his country, in attempt to spread fear, defeatism, separation and destruction among enemy lines? Our Muslim clerics should be knowledgeable on this subject."


"The day in which I will die as a shahid [martyr] will be the happiest day of my life." Q. "Do you expect Israel to attempt to assassinate you?" Yassin: "I will be very happy if that happens. I wish they had done it already -- if they have the talent for it. The day in which I will die as a shahid [martyr] will be the happiest day of my life."

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Excerpt from the
Hamas Covenant

The Slogan of the Islamic Resistance Movement: (Article 7)

"The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (evidently a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews."
(related by al-Bukhari and Moslem)


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Its primary aim: The elimination of the State of Israel and the creation of an Islamic Palestine in its place.

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(Distributed by IDF Spokespersons' Office on 22 March 2004)

Bicom Yassin’s Hamas:
Enemies of Peace

Sheikh Ahmed Yassin was not a spiritual leader. This term is an insult to genuine religious leaders. He was a terrorist mastermind and the dominant authority of the Hamas leadership.

He was directly involved in planning and orchestrating terror attacks carried out by the organisation. In this capacity, Sheikh Yassin personally gave his approval for the launching of Kassam rockets against Israeli cities, as well as for the numerous Hamas terrorist bombings and suicide operations. These included the suicide bombing last week in Ashdod, in which 10 people were murdered, and the suicide bombing of a bus in Jerusalem on Jan 29th 2004, which killed 11 people.

In his public appearances and interviews, Sheikh Yassin called repeatedly for a continuation of the 'armed struggle' against Israel, and for an intensification of the terrorist campaign against its citizens. Hamas is opposed to Israel's existence in any form. Its Charter states that "there is no solution for the Palestinian question except through jihad."

Sheikh Yassin advocated an extremist Islamic ideology, with his goal being the establishment of a religious theocratic Islamic state. In this context, he repeatedly acted to derail the peace process by escalating terror attacks as soon as it showed signs of progress. His death can only serve the cause
of peace in the long run.