Former leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group, Ramadan Sallah, died. Reuters reports this with a reference to Al-Manar TV channel.
“Having lost Sallah, we have lost a great man for the people,” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said.
Sallah, 62, served as secretary-general of the Islamic Jihad group supported by Iran from 1995 to 2018. He died as a result of an illness.
US and the European Union recognize the Sallah-led faction terrorist organization. Palestinian Islamic Jihad conducts attacks on Israel and seeks to create an Islamic Palestinian state.
Sallah was born in Gaza in 1958 and studied in Egypt, and then earned a doctorate in economics from the United Kingdom.
He was elected head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad following the assassination of former group leader Fathi Shikaki in 1995.
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