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Hamas Calls for Day of Rage During Peres Funeral

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The state funeral for Shimon Peres will take place on Friday, a day Hamas is already preparing to mar with violence. The Times of Israel reports that the terror group is calling for a "Day of Rage" to coincide with Peres' service:

The call is meant to mark the one-year anniversary of the beginning of a wave of terror attacks, including stabbings and car-rammings throughout the West Bank and in Jerusalem, that launched in September 2015.

Hamas’s call follows a Wednesday statement by the group’s spokesman in Gaza that expressed happiness at Peres’s death.

A spokesman for the group, Sami Abu Zuhri, told AP on Wednesday that “the Palestinian people are very happy at the passing of this criminal who caused their blood to shed.”

He added, “Shimon Peres was the last remaining Israeli official who founded the occupation, and his death is the end of a phase in the history of this occupation and the beginning of a new phase of weakness.”

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