Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi was the co-founder of the Palestinian
movement Hamas along with Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.
Gaza, ALRAY - The 17th of April marked the 13th anniversary of the martyrdom of Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi.
Al-Rantisi along with his two guards were killed by a missile fired from an Israeli warplane that hit his car in Gaza City.
Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi was born in the village of Yabna in the district of Ramle on October 23, 1947.
His family resorted to Gaza Strip after 1948 War, like most of the Palestinian families who were forcibly displaced under the Israeli massacres against the Palestinian people.
Al-Rantisi joined the UNRWA school at the age of six and was obliged to work in early age to support his family who were suffering difficult circumstances.
Al-Rantisi was appointed a doctor at Al Nasser Hospital in 1976 after receiving a master's degree in pediatrics from Alexandria University.
He then taught courses in sciences, genetics and parasitology at the Islamic University in Gaza since its opening in 1978.
10 years after killing Hamas leader Abdel Aziz al- Rantisi in the Gaza Strip, Qassam Brigades fulfilled their promise and bombarded the Haifa city with homemade rockets.
One of the rockets, which is 160 kilometers long, was also named "R160" after the martyr Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi.