The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have bombed the house of Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh with the help of a drone. According to media reports a missile was fired at Haniyeh’s home in the Al-Shathi neighborhood in Gaza.
It’s unclear, though, if any of his family members were home on Saturday when the strike happened. Similar events occurred in Gaza last month when an Israeli strike claimed the lives of 14 family members, including Haniyeh’s brother and nephew.
Who is Ismail Haniyeh?
Ismail Haniyeh was born on January 29, 1962, in the Al-Shati refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. His parents became refugees and fled their home near Ashkelon, Israel, during the Arab-Israeli war in 1948.
His full name is Ismail Abdel Salam Ahmed Haniyeh and he has four siblings, of which one is a brother and three are sisters and Ismail presently resides in Qatar.
He studied at the Islamic University of Gaza and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Arabic literature in 1987. Haniyeh was influenced by Hamas from his college days. He got involved with Hamas, and later he was appointed to head the Hamas office in 1997.
In 2006, he was the head of the Hamas list and had already won the Palestinian legislative elections, so he also became the Prime Minister of the State of Palestine. Later, he was dismissed from his position, and presently, he is a senior political leader of Hamas and the current chairman of Hamas’s political bureau.
Ismail Haniyeh’s Wife & Children
Ismail Haniyeh is married to Amal Haniyeh. The couple have 13 children and presently they live in Doha, Qatar. In 2009, the family of Ismail Haniyeh lived in Al-Shati refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip and in the year 2010, the couple shifted to the Rimla neighborhood in Gaza City.
After visiting several countries he decided to permanently reside in Doha, Qatar. His family joined him there in 2021.
Ismail Haniyeh Net Worth 2023
According to the sources of the National Post, Ismail Haniyeh’s net worth in 2023 is around $4 billion, which was also posted on X with questions arising about how the political leader is so rich and there is a scarcity of basic needs in Gaza.
In 2010, Ismail Haniyeh purchased a 0.6-acre (2,500-square-meter) parcel of land in Rimal, Gaza City. He has also purchased various properties in the name of his children and other family members.
Ismail Haniyeh FAQs
A. Ismail Haniyeh is presently 61 years old.
A. Ismail Haniyeh is presently the leader of the Hamas Political Bureau.
A. Ismail Haniyeh lives in Qatar.
A. Ismail Haniyeh is married to Amal Haniyeh.