Hamas Founder Remembered in New MuseumBreaking News
The Hamas militant group has turned the modest home of its founder into a museum -- seven years after the wheelchair-bound Palestinian cleric was killed in an Israeli airstrike as he was wheeled out of a mosque.
The Sheik Ahmed Yassin museum, located in an alleyway in the rundown Sabra neighborhood of Gaza City, has become a popular destination since it opened last month. Dozens of schoolchildren and well-wishers visit each day.
Yassin, who was paralyzed in a childhood accident, was hit by a missile fired from an Israeli helicopter on March 22, 2004. The assassination came at a time of heavy Israeli-Palestinian fighting, and Israel described Yassin as a "mastermind of Palestinian terror.".....
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