Taysir al-Jabari, a military commander in Saraya al-Quds (the military arm of the Islamic Jihad movement) in Palestine, was assassinated by Israel on August 5, 2022, by bombing a residential tower in Gaza.

Birth and upbringing

Al-Jabari was born on January 18, 1972, his full name is Tayseer Mahmoud Al-Jabari and his nickname is "Abu Mahmoud".

He comes from the Al-Jabari family, the same family as the martyr Ahmed Al-Jabari, who was the second man in the Al-Qassam Brigades, who was assassinated by Israel in 2012.

His family lives in the Shejaiya neighborhood (eastern Gaza Strip), adjacent to the Israeli security fence, which has been targeted and destroyed in all wars and waves of Israeli escalation.

His family was famous for joining the ranks of the Palestinian resistance factions, especially the Islamic Resistance Movements (Hamas) and Islamic Jihad.

He joined the Islamic Jihad movement since his childhood, and was responsible for the Islamic League (the movement's student framework).

He was arrested in the prisons of the occupation for several years, and he was arrested by the Palestinian Authority security services several times after the Oslo Accords signed with Israel in 1993.

Study and scientific training

He completed his university studies, specializing in Islamic law at the Islamic University of Gaza.

Functions and Responsibilities

  • Member of the Military Council of Al-Quds Brigades, and commander of the northern region in the Gaza Strip.

  • In 2019, he was chosen to be responsible for the northern region in the Gaza Strip, in place of the martyr Baha Abu al-Atta.

  • He was subjected to two assassination attempts in 2012 and 2014.

  • He was an assistant to Bahaa Abu al-Atta, who was assassinated by Israel in early November 2019.

  • He assumed leadership of several files within the kinetic frameworks throughout his affiliation with the movement.

  • He was responsible for the Muslim League (the student framework of the movement).

  • He was one of the leaders of Saraya al-Quds during the Al-Aqsa Intifada.

  • He led the file of the central operations of the Al-Quds Brigades in the Gaza Strip, and had clear fingerprints in their development.

  • He assumed the leadership of the northern region of Saraya al-Quds during the Battle of the Sword of Jerusalem, and had a prominent and important role in it.

  • He was one of the supervisors in the manufacture of the resistance’s missiles, and he oversaw the “Kornet” strike with which the Al-Quds Brigades opened the “Sword of Jerusalem” battle in May 2021.


The Israeli occupation forces assassinated Taysir al-Jabari on August 5, 2022, by bombing a residential apartment on the seventh floor of the Palestine Tower building located in Al-Shuhada Street (west of Gaza).

The bombing included several sites belonging to the Al-Quds Brigades, and Israel said that Al-Jabari was planning a series of operations, and was behind many attacks.