The al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, reported that one of its fighters died of wounds suffered four years ago after the army attempted to assassinate him in Ramallah, in the central West Bank.The fighter was identified as Rabee Ali Harb from Eskaka village near Salfit. He became paralyzed due to the attempt on his life and suffered several complications that led to his death.

After his injury, Harb was hospitalized in Palestine and abroad but several health complications and infections led to his death.

He was shot by ten rounds of live ammunition in his back and pelvis, and was kidnapped by the army after his injury in 2006. He was released in 2008 after a sharp deterioration in his health condition.

Harb died on Sunday evening at a local hospital in Nablus city, in the northern part of the West Bank.

The Brigades vowed retaliation and stated that “the resistance will not surrender to Israel military crimes”.