Senior Hamas terrorist Imad al-Alami on Tuesday was admitted to a hospital in Gaza City after being shot in the head “while examining his personal weapon in his home”, a Hamas Spokesman said, but Arab media reported that he was shot point blank by an unknown assailant.
Alami who is known as a hardliner and has supported Hamas’s ties with Iran, is in “critical condition”.
On Tuesday afternoon, Senior Hamas terrorists including Hamas Politburo Chief Ismail Haniyeh and Hamas Chief in Gaza Yahya Sinwar visited Alami in the intensive care unit in Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital, Gaza-based media reported.
Alami has been a Hamas terrorist since the late 1980s and was the first Hamas representative in Tehran.
In 2012, he returned to Gaza after spending a number of years abroad.
In 2014, one of his feet was injured in an Israeli air raid during Operation Protective Edge, according to Hamas’s official website.