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.

Leave a Reply

Please note: comments may be published in the Algemeiner print edition.


Current day month ye@r *

More...

  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

    Read more →
  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

    Read more →
  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

    Read more →
  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

    Read more →
  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

    Read more →
  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

    Read more →



Sign up now to receive our regular news briefs.