Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hamas member electrocutes himself

From Ma'an:
The militant wing of Hamas, the Al-Qassam Brigades, issued a statement Thursday saying one of its fighters had died in hospital after sustaining a life-threatening electric shock two days earlier.

The group identified the man as Muhammad Al-Mahmoum, 20. He sustained an electric shock while he was working with the brigades in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah.

In a statement, the brigades said "Al-Mahmoum dedicated his life to jihad."

Tunnel workers often suffer electric shocks from faulty wiring in the underground passages leading between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.
While it is likely that he was killed in a smuggling tunnel, the Qassam Brigades page says

The brigades confirmed that the Mujahed was died of an electric shock while performing a Jihad duty in the Rafah refugee camp, adding that he was martyred after a long bright path of Jihad, hard work, struggle and sacrifice.
May all those who embark on the long bright path of Jihad have the opportunity to join al-Mahmoum in Paradise after being equally successful with their tasks.