Raed al-Atar

 

 

 

Age: 40

 

Summary: Palestinian militant and senior commander of the Rafah company of the Hamas armed-wing military organization Izz ad-Bin al-Qassam Brigades who was accused of killing a Palestinian police officer in 1999 and also played a major role in Gaza Strip tunnel infiltrations from Egypt as well as many other terror attacks that killed Israelis on the southern Gaza border (and even for his involvement of coordinating the 2006 kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit until he was released as part of a 2011 prisoner exchange after being held captive by Hamas for five years).

 

 

Cause of Death: Killed in an Israeli missile strike

 

Born: 1974

 

Died: August 21, 2014

 

Location: Rafah, Palestine