Abu Hussein Farhat, the man who Al-Qassam burned a tank to avenge

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GAZA – Scenes depicting the revenge of the fighters of the Al-Qassam Brigades for Abu Hussein Farhat, the leader of the Al-Shujaiya Battalion, circulated widely on Wednesday.اضافة اعلان

A fighter appeared with an Israeli tank engulfed in flames behind him, resulting from targeting it with anti-tank shells, saying; "for the sake of Abu Hussein Farhat," whom the occupation claimed was assassinated.

So Who is Abu Hussein Farhat? Commander of the Al-Shujaiya Battalion
Wissam Farhat, Abu Hussein, was a field commander in the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. He assumed the leadership of the Shujaiya Battalion in 2010 and led it during the "Protective Edge" battle waged by the Palestinian resistance against the Israeli occupation in 2014.

During the battles in the Shujaiya neighborhood in "Protective Edge," Farhat led the battalion, and among his field achievements was burning and destroying Israeli armored vehicles and causing casualties among Israeli soldiers.

Al-Aqsa Flood
The Israeli occupation accused Abu Hussein Farhat of involvement in planning the "Aqsa Flood" epic launched by the Palestinian resistance on October 7. He is also accused of leading elite forces towards Kibbutz Nahal Oz in the Gaza Strip and the adjacent site.

Abu Hussein Farhat was imprisoned for 10 years in Israeli prisons, only to be released and return to Gaza, where he worked in the production of rockets with the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas.

Son of "Khansaa Palestine"
Abu Hussein Farhat is the son of Mariam Mahisen, known as Umm Nidal, a leader in Hamas and a deputy in the Legislative Council. Umm Nidal is known for her resilience and sacrifices, as three of her sons were killed in the fight for the liberation of Palestine before her death in 2013, earning her the titles "Khansaa Palestine" and "Mother of Martyrs."

Born after a year of the Nakba to a simple family in the Shujaiya neighborhood east of Gaza City, Umm Nidal excelled in her studies. She married and gave birth to 6 sons and 4 daughters. In 2006, she was nominated for membership in the Palestinian Legislative Council as part of the "Change and Reform" bloc. After winning the elections, she embarked on a journey of resistance and politics. Umm Nidal also held the position of president of the "Bright Candle Society for the Care of Martyrs' Children," and her home hosted the former Al-Qassam Brigades commander, Imad Aql.

Brother of fighters
Abu Hussein's brothers, Mohammad, Nidal, and Rawad, were all killed, each leaving a significant impact on the resistance and the development of military technology in the Al-Qassam Brigades.

In 2002, Mohammad Farhat (17 years old) left his home in Shujaiya towards Rafah to infiltrate the "Atsmona" settlement on the southern border of the Gaza Strip, killing 9 Israeli soldiers and injuring 20 others.

Mohammad's older brother Nidal trained him, and their mother prepared him for his operation. In a video will, she appeared bidding him farewell and instructing him to "strike at the soldiers of the occupation."

One year later, Nidal joined his brother, becoming a field commander in the Al-Qassam Brigades and one of the pioneers in manufacturing resistance rockets. He was also the mastermind behind the idea of manufacturing drones.

Rawad, the third sacrifice from the Farhat family, excelled in military manufacturing, becoming proficient in making explosive devices, hand grenades, and propellants for Al-Qassam rockets. Rawad faced repeated Israeli attacks in Shujaiya and Zaytoun in Gaza City until he was assassinated by the occupation in 2005.

In the "Aqsa Flood" battle, fighters, like Mohammad, infiltrated settlements, killed soldiers, and Al-Qassam's rockets and drones, which Nidal contributed to, targeted Tel Aviv and the occupied territories. Rawad's explosive devices, which he excelled in making, burned Israeli soldiers and their tanks.

This story was originally published in Al-Ghad Newspaper in Arabic

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