July 23, 2002: Hamas founder killed in attack (14 images)

On July 23, 2002, a laser-guided bomb fired from an Israeli F-16 hit the Gaza home of Sheik Salah Shehada, founder of the military wing of Hamas, killing him and 14 others and wounding more than 140 people. A week later, Hamas would retaliate by bombing a cafeteria in Jerusalem killing seven people, and wounding 85 others.
Updated: July 23, 2014 at 8:46 PM
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Sheikh Salah Shehada
In this UPI file photo, the founder of the military wing of the Islamic militant group Hamas, Sheikh Salah Shehada (Left), holds a boy after giving him an AK47 assault rifle during a huge rally marking the 13th anniversary of the foundation of Hamas in Gaza City December 15, 2000. During the rally Sheikh Shehada vowed to continue with Hamas' armed struggle against Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Abdelrahman Al-khateeb/UPI
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