By Chris Perez
One of the founders of Hamas died Tuesday — weeks after “accidentally” shooting himself in the head, according to reports.
Imad al-Alami, 62, was “examining his personal weapon in his home” when it inadvertently went off in his face on Jan. 9, the militant Palestinian group says.
He was rushed to Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital in critical condition. Al-Alami remained there — on life support — until his death Tuesday, the Jerusalem Post reports.
While rumors swirled about whether the senior Hamas official committed suicide or was murdered, a group spokesperson insisted that the shooting was an accident.
Al-Alami’s death was first reported by the Hamas-linked website, al-Rai.