of the heads of the beast seemed to have a fatal wound, but the
fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was astonished and
followed the beast. Men worshipped the dragon because he had given
authority to the beast, and they also worshipped the beast and
asked, "Who is like the beast? Who can make war against
It is public knowledge that
Yahya Ayyash underwent plastic surgery. I personally knew the man on
the right from late January of 1996 through the middle of
June, 1997 as Damien Hachey, who declared that he was Palestinian.
Ayyash, nicknamed "The Engineer" because of his
bomb-making skills, had been hunted by the Israelis since 1993. He
is suspected of having been behind half a dozen suicide bombings,
usually targeting buses. His bombs killed close to 70 Israelis.
- Completed his secondary school
education in Rafat with an excellent grade that qualified him to
study engineering at Beir Zeit University.
- Received a Bachelor's degree of
electrical engineering in 1988
- Became active in the ranks of
Ezzul Deen Al Qassam Brigades from the beginning of 1992.
- He specialized in making
explosives from raw materials available in the Palestinian
territories. Later he developed the martyrdom (suicide) bombings
following the massacre of Al Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron in
- He was considered
responsible for the martyrdom bombings, which made him a major
target for the Zionists.
On the streets of Gaza, Palestinians were quick to assume Israel
killed Ayyash, while others refused to believe the infamous Engineer