A co-founder of the brutal terror organization Hamas died this week after accidentally shooting himself in the face, confirmed officials with the anti-Israeli group responsible for the deaths of hundreds of civilians.
According to Fox News, Imad al-Alami, the 62-year-old founder of the terror network died weeks after he “accidentally” discharged his weapon while cleaning it, striking himself in the face with a bullet just beneath the eye.
The organization’s Interior Ministry spokesperson said the founder “shot himself in the head while examining his personal weapon in his home.”
Hamas had initially reported al-Alami had passed away from “natural causes,” but issued the correction after allegations swirled that the official had intentionally taken his own life or was murdered by Israeli or American agents.
Al-Alami held several high-level positions within Hamas, including its political organization.
He lived in Syria until 2012, but traveled to Turkey for medical treatment following the 2014 Israel-Hamas war, where he reportedly lost his leg.
TERROR THREAT: Hamas Warns of 'DAY OF RAGE' This Friday
The Iranian-backed terror organization Hamas called for a ‘Day of Rage’ this week in response to President Trump’s expected announcement naming Jerusalem as the ‘Capital of Israel,’ urging Palestinians to protest the decision “with all available means.”
According to Fox News, the American-designated terror group released a statement, saying Trump’s move crossed a “red line” with Muslims and called on “Palestinian youth” in the West Bank to fight back.
“We call on the people of Palestine to declare ‘rage day’ on Friday against Israel, denying the U.S. plan to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” said the official statement in Arabic.
“The youth and the Palestinian resistance in the West Bank need to respond with all means available to the U.S. decision that harms our Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a red line and the resistance will not allow any desecration of it,” it added.
President Trump is expected to announce Wednesday his decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Israeli state; fulfilling a campaign promise and upending decades of American foreign policy regarding the Middle East peace process.
CHRISTMAS CANCELED: Nazareth BANS CHRISTMAS After Trump’s Jerusalem Remarks
The northern Israeli town of Nazareth has canceled their annual Christmas festivities for 2017, saying the Muslim-majority village “cannot be bargained with” and claiming “Trump’s decision” on Jerusalem has “taken the joy” out of the season.
According to Fox News, Nazareth’s mayor, Ali Salam, slammed the President’s recent decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying all festivities –including the famed Christmas flea market- will not be taking place.
“Our identity and faith cannot be bargained,” Salam, a Muslim, said. “[Trump’s] decision has taken away the joy of the holiday and we will cancel the festivities this year.”
President Trump made history earlier this month when he upended nearly two decades of empty promises and announced the US embassy in Tel Aviv will be moved to Jerusalem. Previous presidents have vowed to finally relocate the US ambassador, but have authorized a waiver delaying the decision.
The decision was met with demonstrations and protests throughout the Muslim world, with Hamas calling for a “day of rage” over the historic decision.