Hamas leader shot, in critical condition

Mystery shrouds the incident in which Hamas leader Imad Al-Alami was critically wounded. 

By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News

Hamas leader Imad al-Alami was critically injured on Tuesday when a bullet penetrated his head. Hamas stated that the incident occurred while he was checking his handgun.

According to some reports, al-Alami attempted suicide because he was suffering from cancer; others say it was an assassination attempt.

Al-Alami has previously served as a member of Hamas’ political bureau, as a liaison between Iran and Hamas, as a terror coordinator out of Syria, and recently as a fundraiser for the terror group.

In 2003, the US declared him a “specially designated global terrorist”.

Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum stated in a press release that the incident left Al-Alami in critical condition.

The terrorist organization also claimed that Al-Alami was injured and had a foot amputated during Operation Protective Edge in 2014, when an Israeli raid targeted his home. However, Israeli sources report that the incident was actually an inside attempt on his life and that unidentified individuals had dumped him from a high place, which caused the injuries.