Senior Hamas terrorist Imad al-Alami accidentally shot himself in the head, according to the Gaza-based terrorist group. Palestinian media outlets are reporting that he is in critical condition.

Hamas terrorists in Gaza

Hamas terrorists in Gaza Photo Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash 90

Palestinian media outlets reported on Tuesday that senior Hamas member Imad al-Alami is in critical condition after being shot in the head. According to Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum, al-Alami was injured when he accidentally discharged his own gun while inspecting it.

Al-Alami was expelled from Israel in 1994 but then become the terrorist group’s representative in Iran and moved to Tehran. In 2008, he left Iran for Syria. Al-Alami moved back to Gaza a few years ago.

During Operation Protective Edge, it was reported that al-Alami suffered serious leg injuries. Hamas first claimed that his legs were broken as a result of an IDF attack and in light of the injuries, they were amputated in Turkey. However, later reports claimed that he underwent surgery in Turkey because he fell from an elevator during the 2014 operation.