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Senior Hamas official Omar Barghouti dies of COVID-19

One of the top Hamas figures in the West Bank, Omar Barghouti, has died of COVID-19 at the age of 67, media reports say.

Barghouti — not to be confused with the BDS founder who has the same name — was diagnosed with the virus several days ago and his condition deteriorated quickly.

A longtime operative for the Palestinian terror group, Barghouti served a total of 27 years in Israeli prison, 13 of which were under administrative detention. He was convicted over the murder of an Israeli in 1978, but was released after seven years in a prisoner swap deal. He was later arrested many times and jailed for other terror offenses.

Two of his sons murdered Israelis — including an unborn child — in several terror attacks in recent years.

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