Summary: founder and senior commander of the Hamas' military-terrorist wing Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades who became the organization's top bomb-maker after Israel assassinated its chief explosive expert Yehiya Ayash in 1996 and also masterminded the development of homemade Qassam rockets and anti-tank missiles, which allegedly earned him the nickname "father of the Qassam rocket."
Cause of Death: Killed in an Israeli airstrike
Born: circa 1962
Died: October 21, 2004
Location: Gaza City, Palestine