Who was Taiseer Al-Jaabari, the leader assassinated by the occupation?
The martyr commander Tayseer Al-Jaabari, assassinated by the Israeli occupation, is considered one of the most prominent leaders of Al-Quds Brigades.
The Israeli occupation assassinated on Friday one of the most prominent leaders of the Al-Quds Brigades, Tayseer Al-Jaabari, who is the military arm of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), in a raid targeting a residential building in the Palestine Tower in the center of Gaza City.
Al-Jaabari was born on January 18, 1972. His full name is Taiseer Mahmoud Al-Jaabari and his nickname is Abu Mahmoud. He comes from the Al-Jaabari family, the same family to which belongs the martyr Ahmad Al-Jaabari, who was the second in command in the Al-Qassam Brigades and was assassinated by the occupation forces in 2012.
His family was famous for joining the ranks of the Palestinian resistance factions, especially the Islamic resistance movements Hamas and the Islamic Jihad. Al-Jaabari joined the Islamic Jihad movement when he was a child and led several operations within the movement's frameworks ever since.
The martyr leader was responsible for the Islamic League (the student framework of the movement) and was promoted in the movement until he became one of its military leaders. He was one of those who led the Al-Quds Brigades during the Al-Aqsa Intifada and its aftermath.
Al-Jaabari was detained in the occupation prisons for years, and was arrested by the Palestinian Authority security services more than once following the Oslo Accords that were signed with the Israeli occupation in 1993.
The Palestinian Resistance figure led the central operations file related to the Al-Quds Brigades in the Gaza Strip and made relevant impactful developments.
Like other leaders of the Palestinian resistance, Al-Jaabari was subjected to two assassination attempts in 2012 and 2014, and he survived the first one in 2012 with the martyred commander Bahaa Abu Al-Ata.
After the Israeli occupation aircraft assassinated martyr Abu Al-Ata in November 2019, Al-Jaabari assumed more military leadership duties in the Al-Quds Brigades.
The martyr commander supervised the leadership of the northern region in the Al-Quds Brigades during the Seif Al-Quds battle where he had a prominent role.