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Terror Groups Praise Deadly Shooting

In the wake of today's deadly terrorist shooting that left an IDF Border Policeman dead, along with two Israeli security guards, two enemy terrorist groups praised the shooting. The Jerusalem Post's Adam Rasgon reports that Hamas spoke highly of the attack, while Islamic Jihad said it "embodies the living conscience of the Palestinian people and cause":

“Once again Jerusalem proves that it is the heart of the conflict with the occupation,” Hamas spokesman Hazim Qassim said in a statement on his Facebook page. “The operation this morning in northern Jerusalem is a new chapter of the Jerusalem intifada and... an affirmation that our uprising youth will continue to fight until the people and land are completely liberated.”

Even though Hamas has said it does not want war with Israel at the present moment, it has encouraged shooting, ramming and knifing attacks against Israelis in the West Bank and Jerusalem. 

In Tuesday’s attack, a Palestinian assailant opened fire on Israeli security personnel outside Har Adar, leaving three dead and one severely wounded, police said...

Islamic Jihad blessed Tuesday’s attack, saying it “embodies the living conscience of the Palestinian people and cause.”

“The blessed [operation] is a slap in the face of normalizers and conspirators and it says to all the people of the land that it is not possible to neglect one iota of Jerusalem’s soil or accept Zionists who are assailing [it],” Islamic Jihad spokesman Daoud Shahab said in a statement.

Islamic Jihad has consistently called on Palestinians to carry out attacks against Israelis.

Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission Spokesman Munir Jaghoub said that Israel bears responsibility for attacks against it...

Tags: Hamas , Terrorism

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