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The killing of Sheikh Yassin has drawn widespread international condemnation. United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan said it was not only against international law, but did nothing to help find a peaceful solution. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak described it as cowardly and King Abdullah of Jordan called it a crime. In Brussels, European Union foreign ministers condemned Israel for an "extra-judicial killing", which they...

2004-03-22

 Israel Palestine murder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin wheelchair
Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, spiritual head of Palestinian militant group Hamas, has been killed in an Israeli air strike. He was targeted as he returned from a mosque in Gaza City at daybreak. Seven others were killed and many wounded. The killing triggered unrest and calls for revenge from Palestinians, as tens of thousands took part in a funeral.

2004-03-22

 Israel Palestine murder wheelchair Sheikh Ahmed Yassin mosque