Fawzi Barhoum, who is the spokesman for the terrorist organization Hamas, announced that Imad al-Alami, 62, is in critical condition after he accidentally shot himself in the head.
Al-Alami was arrested back in 1991 by Israel after he was held responsible for orchestrating terror activities for Hamas. According to the report he was inspecting his weapon when it fired, on Tuesday.
“Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry spokesperson Dr. Ashraf al-Qidre said al-Alami is being treated at the intensive care unit in Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital and that his condition is critical,” reports the Times of Israel.
Al-Alami, a founder of the terror organization, is the mediator between Hamas and its supporters of the Iranian government.
In 1994 he was kicked out of Israel, and went from there to represent Hamas in Iran, until he migrated to Damascus in 2008. By 2012 al-Alami was back in Gaza and elected as deputy Hamas leader.
“In 2014, during Operation Protective Edge when Israel went to war with Hamas after members of Hamas first murdered three Jewish teenagers, then struck Israel with rockets after Israel arrested Hamas leaders, unknown perpetrators broke al-Alami’s legs, reportedly by throwing him from a high place,” stated the Daily Wire. “There were rumors that al-Alami was fighting an internecine battle with senior Hamas official Fathi Hamad.”
Via Foreign Policy: Not only was Alami on the list of the original six Hamas officials designated terrorists by the U.S. government in 2003, he is also the point man for all of Hamas’s relations with Iran and its proxies.
He’s made countless trips to Iran, a country that has provided Hamas with military training and billions of dollars in financial and material aid. … Alami has had a close and continuing working relationship with Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah for over 20 years.