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  • Abdel Aziz Ali Abdul Majid al-Rantisi nicknamed as Lion of Palestine, was the co-founder of the Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas along with Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. Rantisi was Hamas's political leader and spokesman in the Gaza Strip following the Israeli killing of Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmad Yassin in March 2004. Rantisi opposed compromise with Israel and called for the creation of a Palestinian state through military action against the Jewish state. On 17 April 2004, the Israeli Air Force killed al-Rantisi by firing Hellfire missiles from an AH-64 Apache helicopter at his car.

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