Hamas' military wing, the al-Qassam Brigades, said Monday that one of its members had died in an accident during a "Jihadi mission" in the northern Gaza Strip.Hamas still refers to him as a "martyr."
The brigades said in a statement that 24-year-old Musab Muhammad al-Sheikh, from Jabaliya in northern Gaza, was accidentally shot dead by a bullet from his own gun.
Further details on the circumstances of his death and the nature of the "mission" were not provided.
Al-Sheikh's funeral was scheduled for Monday at 12 p.m. in Jabaliya refugee camp.
Members of the al-Qassam Brigades are regularly killed during training exercises or in Gaza's notoriously dangerous tunnel networks in the north and south of the blockaded coastal enclave.
Here is Mr. al-Sheikh posing for the photo that only is released when he dies:
And here he is in a pose I like a bit better:
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