In the wake of the terror attack that left two Israeli police officers dead at the Temple Mount, Palestinian terror groups have responded with praise. The Times of Israel's Dov Lieber reports that Fatah slammed the killing of the terrorists, while both Hamas and Islamic Jihad hailed the attack:
Sami Abu Zouhri, a senior spokesman for the Hamas terror group, said in a statement on Twitter that “the Jerusalem operation is a natural response to Israeli terrorism and the desecration of the Al-Aqsa Mosque,” and insisted that it proves “that the intifada continues and our people are united behind the resistance.”
The Islamic Jihad terror group also praised the “heroic attack.”
Osama al-Qawasme, a spokesperson for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction, slammed Israel’s reaction to the shooting.
“What is going on at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its surroundings is very dangerous and an attempt to exploit what happened to carry out an Israeli plan prepared in advance, similar to what happened in the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron,” he said.
He did not explain what Israel’s plan might be...