Ghannam joined the Islamic Jihad movement in the late 1980s and is considered a founder member of the military wing, the al-Quds Brigades..
Islamic Jihad considered him one of the most prominent leaders of the Al-Quds Brigades; he served as the Secretary of the “military council” in the Gaza Strip since the end of 2000.
Islamic Jihad, considered him one of the most prominent leaders of the Al-Quds Brigades (it’s military wing), and he ess the secretary of the “military council” in the Gaza Strip since the end of 2000.
He supervised the development of missile manufacturing in the Al-Quds Brigades and participated in training the Mujahideen inside the Gaza Strip, firing mortar shells, repelling incursions, and targeting Israeli vehicles. He supervised the supply of qualitative weapons to the resistance in the Strip.
In the West Bank, he supervised the recruitment of military cells, which launched several operations against the Zionist occupying force.
He participated in the training of the Mujahideen of “Islamic Jihad” in Sudan.
Ghannam had survived more than 5 assassination attempts, the most serious of which was in 2014, when his mother, siblings, and cousins were killed in the Israeli bombing of his house.
The most recent attempt on his life, prior to his assassination was in Operation Sword of Jerusalem in May 2021.
In previous attacks, he sustained several injuries, and his feet and parts of his hands were amputated.
The family of the martyr presented many martyrs, most notably his brother, Commander Ziad Ghannam, and two of his nephews.
As a prominent figure in the resistance, Ghannam had direct contact with the Secretary-General of Islamic Jihad, Ziyad al-Nakhala, and Akram al-Ajouri, the commander-in-chief of the Quds Brigades. He also formed part of the movement’s political bureau.
Khalil Al-Bahtini (44)… the missile maker
He was considered a key political figure with direct contact with many of the resistance’s leadership.
His military role expanded after the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza in 2005.
Al-Bahtini formed several active groups within the Al-Quds Brigades, especially those that oversee missile development.
Martyr Al-Bahiti was in direct relationship with Bahaa Abu Al-Atta, who was assassinated in 2019 , and with Tayseer Al-Jabari and Khaled Mansour , who were assassinated in August 2022.
The Zionist occupation claims that Al-Bahtini assumed leadership of the northern Gaza Strip for the al- Quds Brigades after the martyrdom of Tayseer Al-Jabari.
Izz Al-Din hailed from the town of Arraba, southwest of Jenin and is described by Islamic Jihad as one of the leaders of military operations in the West Bank.
Izz Al-Din endured multiple kidnappings by Israel and was kept in its detention camps, the latest was in 2002, when he was sentenced to life imprisonment, plus 25 years, on charges of participating in attacks against the Zionist occupation in the West Bank.
He was released during the “Loyalty of the Free” deal, in which 1 027 Palesitnian prisoners were released, in exchange for the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in 2011.
He was elected to the first elected political bureau of the “Islamic Jihad” in 2018. He was also elected to the political bureau in its second session a few months ago.
Izz al-Din is considered responsible for the relations between the Islamic Jihad group in Gaza and the resistance forces in the West Bank, and he supervised attacks from there, in addition to transferring money and special weapons to the Jenin battalion.
After his release from captivity, according to the deal, Izz al-Din was deported to the Gaza Strip, and settled in al-Rimal neighborhood, Gaza City, until his death was announced at dawn today, Tuesday.