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Sunday, June 18, 2017
Palestinian Factions Hail Deadly Jerusalem Terrorist Attack: ‘Praise Be To The Pure Martyrs’
Palestinian factions and terrorist groups hailed an attack carried out by three terrorists that killed a female Israeli police officer in Jerusalem on Friday and wounded others nearby.
Theattacktook place near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City and saw three Palestinian terrorists armed with knives and guns open fire and start stabbing those nearby, critically wounding Hadas Malka, 23, a policewomen who died of her wounds. Others were wounded in the assault, and all three terrorists were shot dead by Israeli security forces at the scene.
The Islamic State used its Amaq news agency toclaimthat “soldiers of the caliphate” attacked a “gathering of Jews.” Hamasrejectedthe IS claim of responsibility while Israeli officials expressed skepticism over the IS statement.
The Islamic Palestinian factions praised the combined attack, with an Islamic Jihad spokesman Dahoud Shihab saying in astatementreleased immediately after the terrorist event that “The martyr’s blood that was spilled at the gates of the al-Aqsa Mosque is a clear message that the intifada continues and that the Palestinian people will not give up.”
Shihab praised “the pure martyrs who were killed while fasting,” and noted that the attack in Jerusalem “is proof that Jerusalem is the land of the jihad. Praise be to the pure martyrs who rose up to defend the purity and sanctity of the blessed land while screaming in the faces of all those who seek normalization.” READ MORE