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Hundreds of Palestinians March in Support of Jerusalem Bus Bomber

Palestinian demonstrators (Photo: flickr/alqudsnetwork)

Now that the identity of the terrorist who bombed a Jerusalem bus this week has become known - after the bomber died yesterday of his wounds - he is being honored by those who hate Israel. Writing at The Jerusalem Post, Khaled Abu Toameh says that hundreds of demonstrators are heralding the terrorist:

A mass demonstration took place on Wednesday as hundreds marched to the yard near the house of the family of the Palestinian teenager suspected of carrying out Monday's Jerusalem bus bombing in a show of support for the young martyr.

Abdel Hamid Abu Srour, 19, a resident of the Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem who is suspected of detonating an explosive on a bus in southern Jerusalem that left 20 others injured, died on Wednesday following multiple surgeries...

A review of Abu Srour's social media profiles revealed that the Palestinian teenager was a great fan of The Palestinian Islamist movement, Hamas. He shared multiple banners in support of the movement and wrote comments revealing his admiration for Yahya Ayyash, former chief bomb maker for Hamas, who was assassinated by by Israel in January 1996.

Participants in the solidarity march chanted their support for Hamas saying, "Ayyash will come back", referring to Yahya Ayyash.

During Ayyash's tenure, Hamas has carried out the most lethal suicide bombings ever to occurr in Israel.

The crowd extolled Abu Srour, shouting "Prepare your swords, we are the sons of Mohammad Deif," reffering to the top commander of Hamas' military wing, who survived an assassination attempt by the IDF during Operation Protective Edge in August of 2014...

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