Grandson of legendary Palestinian resistance fighter has laid down arms, supports peace with Israel
Most people know it as Jenin, the city IDF generals call the "womb of suicide bombers," but since Sheikh Izz al-Din al-Qassam was killed here 75 years ago this week, Arabs refer to it as Jenin al-Qassam. It's a name indicating pride, signifying the fighting heritage of the most highly esteemed figure in the Palestinian resistance, a figure whose religious declarations and role as leader of a terror group linked Islam with military might. It is for good reason Hamas named its military wing after him.
The city's residents did not let him down. Dozens of attacks including some of the most lethal suicide bombings in the history of the al-Aqsa Intifada originated in Jenin al-Qassam. But now, as terror in the West Bank has declined, Palestinian President Ma
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