Daily Caller has the story:
A co-founder of Hamas died Tuesday, three weeks after shooting himself in the face while looking down the barrel of a gun he was cleaning.
Imad al-Alami was “examining his personal weapon in his home” Jan. 9 when he accidentally pulled the trigger and put a bullet in his head, Hamas said Tuesday night in a statement to the Associated Press.
Al-Alami helped found the Gaza-based Palestinian group during the mid-1980s. The U.S., Israel, the European Union and others consider Hamas a terrorist organization responsible for waging several wars against Israel.
The group initially announced that al-Alami died of natural causes to dispel rumors he committed suicide or was murdered, but Hamas officials later begrudgingly admitted that he shot himself on accident.