Sunday, March 25, 2012

Palestinians mark the 8th anniversary of martyrdom of Sheikh Yassin

Hamas movement and the Palestinian people mark today the eighth anniversary of the martyrdom of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the founder of "Hamas" movement after he was assassinated by the Israeli occupation air forces while heading to home after offering dawn prayers in As-Sabra neighborhood in the Gaza city.

Palestinian Islamic movement founded by As Syahid Sheikh Ahmed Yassin

Ahmed Ismael Yassin was born in 1938 in the destroyed village of Al-Joura, Majdal district, near the present-day Zionist town of Ashkelon - or Askalan in Arabic. Yassin's father died when he was five years old.

As Syahid was a spiritual leader to the Palestinian fight

The young Ahmed Yassin joined Al Jora elementary school and continued studying there till the fifth grade until 1948. In 1948 Nakba or the usurpation of most of Palestine at the hands of Zionist gangs the young Yassin was forced to flee at the age of 12 along with his family and thousands of other refugees southwards to the Gaza Strip after Zionist forces overran his village and threatened to kill its inhabitants. This nightmarish experience seems to have had a particularly strong impact in shaping the psychological build-up of a boy who would later on become one of the Zionists most trenchant enemies. His birthplace was bulldozed, along with nearly 500 other Palestinian towns and villages in 1948, following the occupation of Palestine.

Yassin who survived the Palestinian Disaster (Al Nakba) of 1948 learned a important lesson that impacted his intellectual and political life forever, a lesson that says Palestinians can only depend on themselves and arm their people without depending on other nations or the international community.


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