Faiq Al-Mabhouh… A Hero from Gaza Featured

By Gamal Khattab March 20, 2024 201

Major General Faiq Al-Mabhouh, Director General of Central Operations on the Ministry of Interior and National Security inside the Gaza Strip. He turned into born in 1968 and grew up in Gaza. He joined the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) from the beginning of its founding. He changed into arrested in 1991, sentenced to 15 years in prison and released in 2007. He joined the police force and rose via the ranks. He was assassinated via the profession forces on March 18, 2024 throughout the battle on Gaza, which started after Operation Al-Aqsa Flood.

 Birth and Upbringing

Faiq Abdul Raouf Al-Mabhouh become born on December 18, 1968, and lived his early life in Jabalia Camp inside the Gaza Strip, as his father immigrated in 1948 from the town of Beit Tima, near Ashkelon, to the camp and settled there.

His Brother

He is the brother of the martyr Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh, a pacesetter in the Hamas movement, who become assassinated by way of the Israeli Foreign Intelligence Service (Mossad) within the United Arab Emirates in 2010.

Faiq married after his release from jail, and had  sons, Izz al-Din and Mahmoud, and two daughters, Yara and Juri.

Study and Scientific Schooling

Al-Mabhouh studied the number one and preparatory ranges in UNRWA faculties in Gaza, even as he finished his secondary level in Al-Falujah School within the Gaza Strip.


When the first intifada commenced, Faiq al-Mabhouh turned into in excessive school. He participated in demonstrations with college students, and joined the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) at the beginning of 1988, while it changed into hooked up.

The paintings was divided at that point among distinct committees wearing out obligations inclusive of writing slogans on partitions and participating in confrontations with the career forces, whether with stones or Molotov cocktails.

The following 12 months, Al-Mabhouh joined a reliable institution whose work resembled that of the morality police, because it became chargeable for suppressing dealers, suspects, and drug sellers. Then, in 1991, he joined the primary army unit inside the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the army wing of the Hamas motion.

Martyr Imad Akl

He worked with the martyr Imad Akl inside the motion’s navy apparatus and took part in sporting out army operations in opposition to the profession navy, and one of the most well-known operations he accomplished in cooperation with Akl was the Karni crossing operation.

In 1991, the career forces arrested 3 resistance combatants from the city of Ramallah who worked with the martyr Imad Akl, and as quickly as the rest of the cell participants found out of this, they disappeared from sight for 18 days.

After the environment calmed down, Al-Mabhouh lower back to his domestic, but the profession forces surprised him with the aid of raiding his home even as he was by myself and defenseless. They arrested him and took him to Gaza Central Prison, which later have become known as “Al-Saraya Prison.”

There he changed into subjected to interrogation and torture by means of beating, suffocation, deprivation of sleep and rest, and scientific neglect. He was accused of starting hearth on the occupation forces center within the Jabalia camp and pursuing retailers.

He was then transferred to Negev Prison, where he spent  years of trial and postponement till he become sentenced to 15 years in prison in overdue 1994. He changed into transferred to Ashkelon Prison, in which he spent 3 years, then Nafha Prison, where he spent 7 years, and turned into held in solitary confinement in Eshel Prison for a month and a half of. Before he was transferred to Al-Sabaa Prison, in which he spent three years.

In prison, he met a number of leaders in the resistance, along with Ismail Abu Shanab, Sheikh Salah Shehadeh, Dr. Abdel Aziz Al-Rantisi, Sheikh Saleh Al-Arouri, Mohieddin Al-Sharif, Fawzi Abu Al-Qara’, Iyad Al-Beik, Yahya Al-Sanwar, Rawhi Mushtaha, Tawfiq Abu Naeem, and Hassan Al-Maqadma. He changed into released in 2007 and was 38 years vintage at the time. Nearly.

Jobs and Obligations

After his release from jail, Al-Mabhouh joined the police force in the Gaza Strip, and rose thru the ranks until he held the rank of Major General, and became Commander-in-Chief of the Police in Gaza, then Director-General of Central Operations within the Ministry of Interior and National Security in the Strip.

Securing Food All Through The Gaza Struggle

During the conflict launched through Israel against Gaza following Operation Al-Aqsa Flood on October 7, 2023, Al-Mabhouh worked to coordinate with the tribes and UNRWA to steady the arrival of humanitarian resource to the areas of northern Gaza.

Al-Mabhouh become capable of secure the entry of 15 aid vans into the North and Gaza governorates in mid-March 2024 after aid turned into cut off from them.


At sunrise on March 18, 2024, an army squad of the occupation forces stormed the place where Faiq al-Mabhouh lives, simultaneously with the storming of Al-Shifa Hospital, that is located approximately seven-hundred meters away.

When the army pressure arrived at his condominium, he turned into not present, so that they took revenge on his circle of relatives’ participants by expelling them from the house, and his spouse and youngsters went to an asylum faculty.

Faeq, his brother Nafez, and a number of his nephews were close to Al-Shifa Hospital, and there the career forces attacked them and requested them to surrender themselves. Nafez surrendered himself, even as Faeq refused to surrender himself, and clashed with the occupation forces with his non-public weapon till he became martyred.

The profession forces introduced the assassination of Faiq al-Mabhouh, whilst the Islamic Resistance Movement issued a assertion denouncing the assassination, stressing that “the purpose of the operation is to spread chaos and save you useful resource from attaining the northern and Gaza governorates.”

The declaration introduced, "The assassination came days after a success effort to convey 15 useful resource vans into northern Gaza."

Source: Agencies