Al-Nusra Front terrorist Takfiri groups have attacked Yarmuk Camp Martyrs cemetery and have destroyed Palestinian Islamic Jihad founder tomb.
Fathi Shaqaqi is a Palestinian symbol of resistance and founder and leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad organization.
Fathi Shaqaqi was born in 1951 in Gaza. When Shaqaqi was older he attended college at the West Bank University of Bir Zeit, where he studied mathematics. In the 1970s he went on to study medicine in Egypt.
With Islamic Revolution victory in Iran, he wrote his famous book, Khomeini; Islamic Alternative and Solution. He returned to Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).
In 1983 he was imprisoned for 11 months in Gaza, and in 1986 Shaqaqi was sentenced to 4 years in prison and 5 years of pending prison for his links to military groups.
After Beit Lid operation by Hamas in 25 January 1995, which led to death and injury of 130 Israelis, Yitzhak Rabin, then Israeli prime minister had ordered the assassination of Fathi Shaqaqi. Shaqaqi was long under Mossad agents’ watch.
Uri Sagie, then Israeli IDF Intelligence chief had warned about inciting anger by Syrian people when Fathi Shaqaqi was to be assassinated. For avoiding this, the assassination operation was transferred to outside Syria.
Shaqaqi was shot on 26 October 1995 in front of the Diplomat Hotel in Sliema, Malta by two gunmen thought to have been from Mossad, the Israeli secret service, who was travelling under the false name of Dr Ibrahim Ali Shawesh.