Al-Qassam, Sheikh Izz Al-Din

Al-Qassam, Sheikh Izz Al-Din 

( - 1935)

Born in Ladeqiya, Syria. Muslim preacher, religious teacher and social reformer with residence in Haifa. Muslim Brotherhood member. Preached Jihad (holy war) and revolution against both the British and the Zionists. Organiser and leader of the first Palestinian guerilla group, acting against British security forces while preaching in Hebron. Killed in action on 19 November 1935. His martyrdom triggered the Great Revolt of 1936-1939.

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