Khaled Meshaal Quick Info

Father: Imam, identify unknown publicly

Mom: Title unknown publicly

Marriage: Title unknown publicly, (1981-present)

Kids: Seven

Training: Kuwait College, Bachelor of Science in Physics, 1978

Faith: Sunni Muslim


1967 – After the Six-Day Struggle, Meshaal’s household strikes from the West Financial institution to Jordan after which to Kuwait.

1971 – Meshaal joins the Muslim Brotherhood.

1978-1984 – Works as a physics instructor in Kuwait.

1980 – Founds the Islamic League for Palestinian College students.

December 1987 – Palestinian cleric Sheikh Ahmed Yassin founds Hamas, a derivative of the Muslim Brotherhood. Meshaal joins and turns into the chief of the Hamas chapter in Kuwait.

August 2, 1990 – Iraq invades Kuwait. Reportedly, Iraqi chief Saddam Hussein determined to invade the small, oil-rich nation to be able to repay money owed incurred throughout Iraq’s eight-year warfare with Iran. Palestinian Liberation Group chief Yasser Arafat throws his help behind Hussein.
1991 – US and coalition forces defeat Iraq and liberate Kuwait. Kuwait then expels 300,000 Palestinians from the nation, together with Meshaal.

1991Meshaal settles in Jordan and leads its Hamas chapter. He’s answerable for worldwide fund-raising.

1996 – Turns into chief of Hamas’ political bureau.

September 1997 – Israeli Mossad brokers, posing as Canadian vacationers, spray fentanyl into Meshaal’s ear in an assassination try in Amman, Jordan. The Mossad brokers are captured. King Hussein of Jordan tells Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the brokers can be placed on trial if Meshaal will not be given the antidote. US President Invoice Clinton additionally intervenes. Netanyahu reluctantly agrees and Meshaal recovers. As a part of the deal, Israel additionally releases a variety of Palestinian and Jordanian prisoners, together with Yassin.

September 22, 1999 – Meshaal, together with two different Hamas leaders, is accused of unlawful political exercise and briefly imprisoned in Jordan. After his launch, Jordan’s King Abdullah II closes Hamas’ workplace in Amman and expels Meshaal from the county. Meshaal strikes to Qatar.

2001 – Relocates to Damascus, Syria.

March 22, 2004 – Yassin, chief of Hamas, is killed by Israeli air strikes.

March 23, 2004 – Dr. Abdel Aziz Rantisi is called as Yassin’s successor.

April 17, 2004 – Rantisi is killed by an Israeli airstrike on his automotive. Meshaal rises to the highest of the Hamas management, together with Ismail Haniya.

January 26, 2006 – Hamas, taking part for the primary time in Palestinian parliamentary elections, wins a landslide victory. Hamas wins 76 seats, and Fatah 43 seats, within the 132-seat Palestinian Legislative Council, giving Hamas a majority.

June 14, 2007 – After every week of battles between Hamas and Fatah, Hamas seizes management of Gaza.
April 18, 2008 – Former US President Jimmy Carter meets with Meshaal, in Damascus, Syria.

December 27, 2008 – Israel launches Operation Solid Lead, air strikes in opposition to Hamas targets in Gaza in retaliation for continued rocket assaults in opposition to southern Israel. A floor offensive begins on January 3, 2009.

January 18, 2009 – Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert declares a unilateral cease-fire within the combating in Gaza. Throughout the battle, greater than 1,200 Palestinians are killed, together with 13 Israelis.
February 1, 2009 – Meshaal meets with Iran’s Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Talking of Operation Solid Lead, he praises Iran: “The victory of the individuals of Gaza was a miracle of God and the Islamic Republic undoubtedly has a share on this victory.”
Might 4, 2011 – Meshaal and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signal a reconciliation settlement in an effort to unite rivals Hamas and Fatah.
December 2011 – Hamas sides with the opposition within the Syrian civil warfare, in opposition to President Bashar al-Assad. Meshaal abandons the Hamas workplace in Damascus.

January 29, 2012 – Meshaal makes his first official go to to Jordan since being expelled in 1999. He and Qatar’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Tamin Bin Hamad Al-Thani, meet with King Abdullah II.

February 2012 – Meshaal strikes to Doha, Qatar.

December 7, 2012 – Meshaal visits Gaza. Except for a short go to to the West Financial institution in 1975, it’s his first go to to the Palestinian territories since leaving the West Financial institution in 1967. He seems earlier than crowds, standing in entrance of a duplicate of an M75 rocket, “We’ll by no means acknowledge the legitimacy of the Israeli occupation,” he says, “and due to this fact there is no such thing as a legitimacy for Israel, irrespective of how lengthy it’ll take we are going to free Jerusalem inch by inch, stone by stone. Israel has no proper to be in Jerusalem.”
April 2, 2013 – Meshaal is reelected chairman of Hamas’ political bureau.
July 7, 2014 – Israel declares Operation Protecting Edge in opposition to Hamas in Gaza. Over the course of roughly seven weeks, greater than 2,100 Palestinians and 68 Israelis are killed.
Might 6, 2017 – Haniya, Meshaal’s substitute, is elected by Hamas’ Shura Council.

April 12, 2021 – In keeping with a spokesperson from the Palestinian Islamist Hamas motion, Meshaal is elected head of the group’s diaspora workplace.


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