UN Schoolmaster Built Rockets For Jihad
GAZA CITY [MENL] -- A United Nations school principal slain in an Israeli
air strike has been identified as a leading developer of missiles for the
Iranian-sponsored Islamic Jihad.
Awad Al Qiq, a science instructor and principal of the UN Relief
and Works Agency school in Rafah, was said to have been one of the top
missile, mortars and rocket developers for Jihad, the most active insurgency
group in the Gaza Strip. The 33-year-old Al Qiq was killed in an Israel Air
Force helicopter strike near the Egyptian border on April 30.
Al Qiq, who led the Rafah Prep Boys School, was said to have come from a
clan that was active in the Hamas-led war against Israel. The Al Qiq clan
has been a major force in the assembly of rockets for Hamas as well as several