Imad al-Alami, the co-founder of the terror group Hamas, is dead today, because he did something totally idiotic.
Al-Alami has been one of the terror leaders who strengthened the ties between Hamas and Iran, with the nation of Israel bearing the brunt of their violence.
He has been in the hospital for three weeks, however, because he was careless with one of his guns and shot himself in the head. You read that right – one of the biggest terrorists on the planet shot himself in the head by accident and spent the last three weeks dying an excruciating death.
Senior Hamas official Imad al-Alami died on Tuesday, three weeks after he allegedly shot himself in the head, the Hamas-linked al-Rai reported. He was 62.
Alami, who was also known as Abu Hamam, was regarded as a hard-liner and a supporter of Hamas’s ties with Iran.
The senior Hamas official died at the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, where he was treated in intensive care for the past three weeks, the report said.
On January 9, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said that Alami shot himself in the head “while examining his personal weapon in his home.”
Hamas-run Interior Ministry Spokesman Iyad Bozm added that Alami “mistakenly” opened fire on himself.
However, some experts and commentators have questioned the veracity of Barhoum and Bozm’s accounts, speculating that a rival Hamas member may have shot him.
Hamas initially announced al-Alami died of natural causes, dispelling rumors he’d committed suicide or was murdered. However, the group later admitted an accident had actually caused al-Alami’s death.
Al-Alami held several key posts as a member of Hamas’ policy-making body and lived in Syria until 2012. He remained a top-ranking official, though not a member of the militant outfit’s current staff.
After the 2014 Israel-Hamas war, al-Alami traveled to Turkey for treatment for an injury in which he lost a leg. Hamas said he was wounded in the war.