Izzeddin al-Qassam (1882-1935)
November 20, 2021
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Palestinian Timeline

Biography | On this day in 1935, Shaykh Izzeddin al-Qassam, a native of the Syrian town of Jabla and the imam of the Istiqlal Mosque in Haifa, was killed in the woods around the village of Ya’bad in the Jenin region after British troops laid an ambush for the group of guerrillas he was leading. His death had a deep impact throughout Palestine and contributed to the outbreak of the Arab Revolt in the following year, especially as many of his followers were still prepared to take up arms to resist the Jewish national project and British colonialism at the first available opportunity.

Learn more about Shaykh Izzeddin al-Qassam by reading his biography on the Palestinian Timeline.


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