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Abdulatif Mousa

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  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1959
  • Age: 62
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Abdel Latif Moussa, also known as Abu Noor al-Maqdisi, (born 1959— 15 August 2009) was the leader of the Salafist Jihadist group Jund Ansar Allah, an Islamist group in Rafah, Gaza Strip. On 14 August 2009, he proclaimed an "Islamic Emirate" in the Palestinian Territories and was killed the following day 15 August, when Hamas forces stormed his headquarters and residence.

Born in the Gaza Strip. He was said to be fifty years old at the time of his death on 15 August 2009. He studied in the Gaza Strip education system, completing his secondary school education in the late 1970s where he was particularly noted for excellence the field of science.
In 1979 he joined the Faculty of Medicine of Alexandria University, where he went on to achieve a doctorate in family health. During this time, he also met a number of prominent Alexandrian Sheikhs including; Sheikh Said Abdul Azeem, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Ismail al-Muqaddim, Sheikh Ahmed Fareed, and Sheikh Hamd Ibrahim.
He later worked as a teacher for five years at the "Ahl Al Hadith Al Sharif Centre" which is affiliated to the "Jam'iyat Dar Al Kitab Wa Al Sunna [the Association of the Books and Traditions of the Prophet]", in the city of Khan Yunis in the Southern Gaza Strip.
He worked as a preacher for the "Ahl Al Sunnah" mosque in Khan Yunis for 15 years. Following this, he worked as the preacher for the Egyptian/Palestinian "Nour Ala Al Hadoud" mosque for a period of 18 months. After this mosque was destroyed by the Israeli Army in 2006, he became the preacher and imam of the "Sheikh al Islam Ibn Taymiyah" mosque until the time of his death. He also served as the Director of Medicine of the Rafah Martyrs Medical Centre.

On 14 August 2009, he proclaimed an "Islamic Emirate" in the Palestinian Territories. Early 15 August, Hamas police stormed his Ibn Taymiyah mosque in Rafah, and ended the rebellion. Moussa died in an explosion, officials said, but it was not clear whether he blew himself up. The mosque was destroyed in the fighting. The total death toll was 24.

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