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Senior Hamas leader al-Elemi shot in head in Gaza City

The Hamas state that Emad al-Elemi, who is one of its senior officials, is in critical condition after he was shot in the head in Gaza City.

Senior Hamas leader Emad al-Elemi was shot and seriously injured in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, according to Hamas movement.

In a statement, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum said a bullet hit al-Elemi's head as he was checking his personal weapon at his home.

The spokesman described al-Elemi's health condition as "serious".

The pro-Hamas Aqsa television earlier said the senior Hamas leader was shot in the head in Gaza City and was transferred to Al-Shifa hospital for treatment.

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