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