Rantissi named new Hamas leader

by on March 23rd, 2004


“After the assassination of the hero, the martyr Ahmed Yassin, a secret election was held … in which Dr. Abdel Aziz Rantisi was chosen as the new leader of the Islamic Resistance Movement,” a senior Hamas official, Ismail Hanieh, told the crowd.

Rantissi, who has been the group’s chief spokesman, will have oversight of the Gaza Strip. But he will not be in control of the West Bank, a Hamas official told Reuters.

Etalkinghead Staff