Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Ayatollah Seyed Imam Ali Khamenei expressed condolences over the passing away of former leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement Ramadan Abdullah Shalah.
In a message released on Monday, Ayatollah Khamenei offered condolences to the Palestinian nation, all sympathizers of Palestine, the “devoted organization of Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement”, and the family of Dr. Ramadan Abdullah on the loss of the “hard-working and resisting brother”.
“The Palestinian resistance current has lost a very sincere and valuable element,” the Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei further expressed hope that God’s assistance and strenuous efforts of the competent successors following the path of figures like Fathi Shaqaqi and Ramadan Abdullah would compensate for the loss.
The former head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement died at age 62 in a hospital where he was receiving medical treatment.
Shalah was born in Gaza in 1958 and became the head of the movement in 1995 after the assassination of Fathi Shaqaqi.
Ziad al-Nakhala was chosen to lead the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement in 2018 because of Shalah’s illness.