Ahmed Jibril, the founding leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a Palestinian liberation organization, is no more. The Islamic Republic of Iran mourns the death of the leader of the anti-Israel struggle.

Jibril, 83, died Wednesday night (July 7th) at a hospital in the Syrian capital, Damascus, according to Arab news channel Al-Mayadin.
Ahmed Jibril, the founding leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a Palestinian liberation organization, is no more. The Islamic Republic of Iran mourns the death of the leader of the anti-Israel struggle.

Ahmad Jibril was born in 1938 in the village of Yajura, near the Palestinian city of Yafa. His father was Palestinian and his mother was Syrian. When the Zionists occupied Palestine in 1948, just 10 years after his birth, Gabriel’s family, along with others, were expelled from Palestine. Gabriel’s father moved to Syria with his family.

Ahmad Jibril began his anti-Israel struggle in the 1960s. He enrolled at the Egyptian Military Academy in 1956 and was successfully commissioned there in 1959 to join the Syrian army as an officer.

While serving in the Syrian army, he secretly began working among Palestinians to liberate his homeland from the clutches of Zionists. Formed the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a Palestinian liberation organization.

In 1963, he resigned from the army and joined the full-time resistance struggle over differences with then-Syrian Prime Minister Amin al-Hafez. He formed an armed resistance force to fight against Israel and fought against occupying Israel. When foreign-sponsored violence erupted in Syria in 2011, Ahmad Jibril assisted the Syrian army in its fight against extremist groups. Source: Parstude.

 

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