On March 23 2004, Rantissi was named leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, following the assassination of Yassin by Israeli forces.
On April 17 2004, Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi was killed by Israel
Abdel Aziz Rantisi is a known hardliner and now leader of Hamas after the death of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. The appointment of Abdel Aziz Rantisi was understood to of taken place prior to the killing of Yassin.
Abdel Aziz Rantisi is expected to take a more violent level of engagement with Israel than Yassin, leaving many experts to wonder why Israel killed the former leader knowing that Abdel Aziz Rantisi is far more violent and less likely to hesitate or to discuss political options.
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