Sheikh Yasin strongly believed in his rights as a Palestinian—that all Palestinians must (one day or another sooner or later) return back and that all Palestinians who were forced to leave their land.
Navideshahed - Yasin
was born in 1938 in a neighborhood called Aljora in now occupied city
of Magdal(the Zionist occupiers changed its name to Ashqelon). His
family was forced to Gaza after the Zionist occupation to a great
majority of Palestine in what is known as "Nakba". Three things affected
his life to a great extent: first his being orphan since his father
died when he was no more than three years. Secondly, being forced to
leave his home town also left its traces in his heart and he had always a
dream to go back. Thirdly, an accident in his childhood which left him
Sheikh Yasin strongly believed in his rights as a
Palestinian—that all Palestinians must (one day or another sooner or
later) return back and that all Palestinians who were forced to leave
their land. The Right of Return was as important to the Sheikh as our
right to breathe. Refugees are a priority. He always said.
Yasin Yassin grows up in Gaza refugee camps. At age 12 is paralyzed in
sporting accident. He later raises 11 children in three-room apartment
in a suburb in Gaza City. He finished his secondary school and planned
to join a university in Egypt to study English Literature, but both
financial and physical problem prevented him from completing his higher
Sheikh Yasin was a teacher where he taught Arabic and
Islamic teachings. He was a devoted teacher who followed the steps of
the first Teacher, Prophet Mohammed (Peace and blessings of Allah be
upon him). Due to his good manners and his readiness to help and to
listen to others, people all of them respected him. He used to give
additional lessons to his students after school.
In the late
1950's Sheikh Ahmed Yasin joined the Muslim Brotherhood, the famous
Islamic movement founded in Egypt, and did his best to spread the
teachings of Muslim Brotherhood.
In 1983, Sheikh Yasin was
arrested in accusation of possessing weapons and establishing a militant
Organization against Israeli Zionist occupation, and exhorting people
for Jihad (fighting) against Zionists. Israeli militant court
adjudicated him for 13 years, but in 1985 he was released in the deal of
a captive exchange.
In 1987, Seikh Yasin founded Hamas as the
Palestinian wing of the Muslim Brotherhood religious organization.
Hamas, meaning "enthusiasm", "zeal” or "fervor” in Arabic, is an acronym
for Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya, or Islamic Resistance Movement,
soon emerges as strongest party in Palestine. It established three
branches: a political wing, a unit for intelligence gathering, and a
military wing. Hamas encouraged Palestinians to reject secularization.
1988, the Zionist threatened him to deport him to Lebanon. On May 18th
1989 Israeli Zionists arrested Shiekh Ahmed with hundreds of Hamas
members to oblige Hamas for a cease-fire but in vain. In 1989, Sheikh
Yassin was convicted of ordering the kidnapping and killing of two
Jewish occupiers soldiers. He was arrested by Israel for these
operations and sentenced to life imprisonment by the so-called Israeli
court on 16th of October 1991
In 1997, Sheikh Yassin was released
from Israeli prison as part of an arrangement with Jordan following a
failed assassination attempt of Khalid Mashal conducted by the Israeli
Mossad in Jordan. Israel released Yassin in exchange for two Mossad
agents who had been arrested by Mashal bodyguards and were handed to the
On June 13,2003 Israeli sources announced
that the Sheikh as well as all Hamas political Leaders "are not immune"
to assassination under the Israeli doctrine of targeted assassination.
months later, on September 6th, 2003, Israeli Air Forces (IAF) F-16
dropped a quarter-ton bomb on a building in Gaza city. Sheikh Yassin was
in the building at the time and was lightly wounded by the
assassination attempt. Israeli officials would later confirm that Yassin
was a target of the attack. Yassin was treated for injuries sustained
in the attack at Shifa hospital in Gaza City.
On March 22, 2004,
Zionist Helicopters launched three missiles, instantly killing Yassin as
he leaves the mosque after morning prayers.
The Global Media
said after this assassination "With the assassination of Sheikh Yassin a
new cycle of Resistance is inevitable as Hamas is going to avenge the
assassination with martyrdom Operations
The Israeli Prime Minister, Sharon, personally oversaw the assassination of Sheikh Yassin
The members of Hamas on the scene started to shout for revenge.”
Sheikh Ahmed Yasin as killing Yahya Ayyash, Salah Shehada, Mahmoud Abu
Hannoud, Ibrahim Al-Maqadema etc before will not bring peace to the
Zionist Israelis but to the contrary more killing of Israelis will be
the result of this savage brutal blood lover Sharon and his gangs. We
will wait and see how many Israelis will cry. It is true that Sharon and
his gangs can kill many of the Palestinians men, women, kids and old
men, leaders and fighters but will this solve the real problem of the
fact that the Israeli occupation is the root cause of this conflict and
there will be no peace for the Jewish Zionists without the elimination
One interesting commentary on the procession of
the Sheikh reflect how much people adored this Sheikh—the miracle " if
you saw the women participating, you would say there were no men: if you
saw the children, you would say there were no grown ups: if you saw the
armed people you would say there were no other people: if you would say
the elderly, you would say there were no young people.