It's always a relief when Hamas does the IDF's job for it.
That was the reaction of many Israelis on Tuesday upon hearing that Hamas co-founder Imad al-Alami had died some three weeks after accidentally shooting himself in the head.
On January 9, a Hamas spokesman reported that al-Alami had been critically wounded after his personal firearm unexpectedly discharged while he was inspecting it.
Note to readers: Never point a loaded gun at your own face.
Al-Alami spent the past three weeks at a hospital in Gaza City, but finally succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday.
In addition to being one of the group's original members, al-Alami was crucial to Hamas operations given his close ties to the Iranian government.
PHOTO: Palestinian Hamas supporters attend a rally marking the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Hamas movement. (Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90)