Abdel Aziz Rantisi

 

Age: 56

 

Summary: outspoken leader of the violent Palestinian militant group Hamas who took over the leadership in March 2004 after the assassination of Hamas founder Sheik Ahmed Yassin by Israel forces, who rejected any accommodation in the peace process with Israel stating "there is no one left who believes in something called the peace process."

 

Cause of Death: Killed in an Israeli air strike

 

Born: October 23, 1947

 

Died: April 17, 2004

 

Location: Gaza City, Palestine