Ahmed al-Jabari: A Man “With a Lot of Blood on His Hands” (VIDEO)

November 14, 2012 10:39 am 2 comments

Ahmed al-Jabari. Photo: Screenshot.

Ahmed Jabari, the head of Hamas’s military wing, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, who was killed by Israel in an airstrike Wednesday, planned the abduction of Gilad Shalit and personally handed over the Israeli soldier during a prisoner exchange last year.

IDF Spokesman Yoav Mordechai described him in an interview with the Jerusalem Post as a man with “a lot of blood on his hands.”

Jabari was first arrested in 1982, at the age of 22, for his involvement with Yasser Arafat’s Fatah. He spent 13 years in prison, during which time he became a member of Hamas. In 1995 he was released and immediately joined the administrative ranks of the terror organization.

In 2000 Jabari was named assistant to Hamas Military Commander Saleh Shehadeh. He first became the operational head of Hamas’s military wing in 2002 at the height of the second Intifada, after Shehadeh was assassinated by Israel, though Mohammed Deif became the nominal Military Commander.

In 2004 Israel tried to target him in his home by airstrike but succeeded only in wounding him, several of his family members who were with him were killed in the strike

In 2006 Mohammed Deif was severely injured in an attempt on his life  and Jabari assumed the head leadership role.

Jabari had been a major force in Hamas’ ouster of the PA from the Gaza Strip in 2007 and had made it clear in the past that his intentions were to derail any peace negotiations between Israel and the Arabs.

In the decade in which he ran al-Qassam Brigades thousands of rockets were fired into Israel. Jabari, who spoke Hebrew, was responsible for maintaining, and even enhancing the terror campaign by Hamas against Israeli citizens. He told Egypt’s Al-Hayat newspaper shortly  after Shalit’s release that Hamas’ demands had been mostly met by Israel. He did note, however, that 41 prisoners had instead been deported as opposed to being released into Gaza as they alone were responsible for the deaths of 569 Israelis.

A video of the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange can be viewed below.

2 Comments

  • Ikechukwu Okwo

    For those who support Hamas and their evil work, you should know that if Israel had kept quite, and they are done with them, they will as well come after you who are now their supporters. Think of the trouble they are given Abbas, how many of his men have they killed and arrested? Remember that they are Ass men, they can never get tied of shedding innocent blood. Remember the word of God:
    Gen 16:12 He will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
    I doubt if these people will ever change. For your good, think well before you go on street in protesting for the freedom of Hamas, because they are friend of no one. Mark it that a hunter does not know a sick animal.

  • Lawrence Kulak

    The Messiah cannot come until all 41 of those Hamas prisoners who are responsible for the deaths of 569 are hunted down and killed. Israel can do it – it has done it before after Munich in Operation Red September. As for the others who remain in Israel, like Jabari they will all be killed off one by one.

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