FacebookInstagramTwitterContact

 

Dawn Lecture           >>           3rd National Scientific Symposium           >>           3rd National Scientific Symposium           >>           China Pumps More Money Into Market           >>           Britain's Pro-Brexit Party UKIP Passes No Confidence Vote In Leader           >>           Canadian PM To Attend World Economic Forum Meeting           >>           British Engineers Find Way To Hold Large Objects In Mid-Air With Sound           >>           Hamburg Sack Head Coach Markus Gisdol           >>           Cristiano Ronaldo Uses Phone To Check Head Wound In Real's Win Vs. Deportivo           >>           Dawn Lecture           >>          

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE




REACH US


GENERAL INQUIRY

admin@brudirect.com

 

ADVERTISING

marketing@brudirect.com

 

PRESS RELEASE

pr@brudirect.com

 

HOTLINE

+673 222-0178 [Office Hour]

+673 223-6740 [Fax]

 



Upcoming Events


The Incredibles 5Km Fun Run
January 7th, 2018 | 00:00 AM


KIDS PANCAKE MAKING & DECORATING CLASS
January 21st, 2018 | 14:00 PM


THE 1 NATION FREE WORKOUT
January 21st, 2018 | 17:00 PM


20th Consumer Fair
January 24th, 2018 | 00:00 AM


Mazalina Wedding Expo
January 26th, 2018 | 00:00 AM





Prayer Times


The prayer times for Brunei-Muara and Temburong districts. For Tutong add 1 minute and for Belait add 3 minutes.


Imsak

: 05:04AM

Subuh

: 05:14AM

Syuruk

: 06:35AM

Doha

: 06:59AM

Zohor

: 12:33PM

Asar

: 03:54PM

Maghrib

: 06:28PM

Isyak

: 07:41PM

 



The Business Directory


 

 



Middleeast


  Home > Middleeast


Imad Al-Alami: Hamas Official Shot In Head In Gaza 'Accident'


Imad al-Alami - pictured here in Beirut in 1999 - lived in exile for more than 20 years

 


 January 10th, 2018  |  09:47 AM  |   1565 views

MIDDLE EAST

 

A senior Hamas figure in Gaza has been shot in the head in what the militant Palestinian group says was an accident.

 

Imad al-Alami shot himself while "inspecting his personal weapon in his home" and was in a critical condition, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said.

 

Medical sources say Mr Alami, a former member of Hamas's political bureau who has close ties to Iran, is being treated at a hospital in Gaza City.

 

There was no independent confirmation of the circumstances of the incident.

 

Some initial reports suggested it might have been an assassination attempt.

 

Mr Alami, who is reportedly in his 60s and is also known as Abu Hamam, was one of the founders of Hamas.

 

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

 

It identified him as a member of the Hamas political bureau based in the Syrian capital, Damascus, and said he had oversight responsibility for the group's military wing in Gaza and the West Bank.

 

Mr Alami also served for years as Hamas's main envoy to Iran, the group's main military and financial backer, according to the Times of Israel.

 

The newspaper says he left Damascus for Gaza in 2012 - a year after the start of the war in Syria, in which Hamas leaders expressed their support for forces fighting Iran's ally President Bashar al-Assad.

 

Mr Alani was then elected deputy leader in Gaza, a position he held until last year.

 

During that time he largely stayed out of the press but he is known to have taken part in talks over a ceasefire with Israel and the release of the captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, as well as efforts aimed at mending ties with Egypt and the other main Palestinian faction, Fatah.

 

In 2014, Mr Alami is reported to have suffered serious wounds to his leg, for which he had to undergo surgery in Turkey.

 

There were rumours that he was hurt in a clash between Hamas members, but the group insisted the wound was the result of an Israeli air strike during a conflict that year between Israel and militants in Gaza.

 


 

Source:
courtesy of BBC NEWS

by BBC NEWS

 

If you have any stories or news that you would like to share with the global online community, please feel free to share it with us by contacting us directly at pr@brudirect.com

 

Related News


Salleh All Praise For UMS’ Community Homes CSR Programme

 2018-01-22 08:53:23

Kabul: Gunmen shot Intercontinental Hotel diners – eyewitness

 2018-01-22 09:06:24

Singapore Office Rents to Rise the Most in Asia

 2018-01-22 09:45:06