Adnan al-Ghoul

 

 

Age: 42

 

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