20 Years Ago This Week: Israel Assassinates Yehiyeh Ayash, ‘The Engineer’

Yehiyeh Ayash

The Jerusalem Post reports: Yehiyeh Ayash, the man known as “The Engineer,” was one of the founders of the Izzadin Kassam Brigades, which is the military wing of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas. He was also one of the masterminds of the wave of suicide bombings that rocked Israel in the 1990s.

Born in 1966, Ayash gained an expertise in building improvised explosive devices. He was involved in a number of deadly attacks, including the bombing of a bus in the Hadera central bus station on Memorial Day in 1994, which killed five Israelis and the explosion on Bus Line 5 in Tel Aviv that same year, which killed 22 and maimed scores of others.

Read more at the Jerusalem Post