Hamas leader dies in Gaza City

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Published June 10, 2011

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Hamas leader Muhammad Hasan Sham’a died in hospital Friday morning after having a stroke two days earlier, medics said.

Sham’a died at Ash-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. He was 70 years old.

He was one of the founders of the Hamas movement.

The Gaza-based leader of the current ruling faction in the Strip had spent several periods in Israeli detention. In 1991, Israeli authorities deported him to southern Lebanon for two years, where he lived in Marj Zhour refugee camp.

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