‘Our Jihad Won’t Stop’: Hamas Claims Responsibility for West Bank Terror Attacks on Israelis Civilians
Hamas deputy leader, Saleh al-Arouri, threatens Israel with ‘regional war’ if terrorist leadership targeted.
Gaza-based Islamic terrorist group Hamas on Saturday took responsibility for two deadly terrorist attacks near the West Bank town of Huwara, the Isreali TV i24NEWS reported.
The Iran-sponsored terrorist group called the murder of unarmed Israelis ‘jihad,’ or religiously sanctioned warfare, and vowed to carry out more such attacks.
“Our jihad continues, and our operations will not stop,” Hamas-affiliated Al-Qassam Brigades terrorist militia declared in a statement, praising the two recent attacks in Huwara that killed an Israeli father and son, and two Israeli brothers.
Heartbreaking. Shay Silas Nigreker, 60, and his son Aviad Nir, 28, murdered earlier today in #Huwara by a Palestinian terrorist because they were Jewish. May their memory be a blessing. 🕯️#PalestinianTerrorism https://t.co/7ARNDZJ1W8 pic.twitter.com/xySB48v7JF
— (((MarcoCSermoneta)))🇮🇱 (@MarcoCSermoneta) August 19, 2023
The i24News reported Saturday:
The military wing of Hamas stated Saturday it was behind last week’s deadly West Bank attack where a Palestinian terrorist murdered an Israeli father and son. The statement also claimed an earlier deadly attack where two Israeli brothers were murdered.
Both murderous attacks took place near the Palestinian town of Huwara that’s emerging as one of the flashpoints of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The armed wing of the Palestinian terror group, known as Al-Qassam Brigades, posted a picture on its Telegram account that read: “Our jihad continues, and our operations will not stop…”.
A Hamas spokesperson said that the group, which rules over the Gaza Strip, “raises the level of challenge against the Zionist enemy, and we say to it that all its threats will not stop the path of resistance.”
“The resistance has become more present and more powerful in action and achievement in order to inflict losses on the occupation,” he added. “The Al-Qassam Brigades are at the heart of the battle in the West Bank, as they have always been, in a continuous and persistent fight. The Palestinians are on all fronts in the battle with the Israeli occupation until the liberation of Jerusalem.”
Brothers Hillel and Yigal Yaniv were murdered today in a the terror shooting attack in Huwara close to Shechem (Nablus). They were 21 and 16 years old and were traveling on the way back to yeshiva. pic.twitter.com/XHWjns02Zn
— Yishai Fleisher يشاي ישי פליישר 🕎 (@YishaiFleisher) February 26, 2023
These incidents are part of a wave of terrorist attacks carried out by Iran-backed Hamas, Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and other terrorist groups. Israel is “in the midst of a terrorist onslaught that is being encouraged, directed, and financed by Iran and its proxies,” Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday. The Israeli leader vowed further counter-terrorism measures to take out the terrorist masterminds and infrastructure, particularly in the West Bank.
As Israel takes measures to protect its citizens from surging terrorist attacks, Hamas, a Sunni jihadist group, seems to be building a terrorist alliance with Libanon Shia-Islamist Hezbollah. Hamas’s Gaza-based deputy leader, Saleh al-Arouri, threatened Israel with multi-front ‘war’ if terrorist group’s leadership was targeted.
The Times of Israel reported Sunday:
The deputy head of the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group’s politburo has warned Israel against resuming targeted killings of terror leaders, saying the move could spark a “regional war.”
The threat by Saleh al-Arouri came after the Israeli security cabinet convened last week following several recent deadly terror attacks in the West Bank, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office later saying ministers had agreed on “a series of decisions to target terrorists and authorized the prime minister and the defense minister to act on the matter.” (…)
Al-Arorui said Hamas was “preparing for an all-out war, and we are closely discussing the prospects of this war with all relevant parties,” noting threats the Hezbollah terror group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, has recently made against Israel.
These are not idle threats. In April, Hamas carried out a rare two-pronged attack on the Jewish State–using its stronghold Gaza and Hezbollah-controlled southern Lebanon to fire rockets into Israel.
Behind the scenes, Iran is working with Islamic and Palestinian groups to form a terrorist axis aimed at encircling Israel. The Jerusalem Post noted in April that Iran’s “Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force coordinated with the Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist organizations to launch rockets at Israel from Lebanon during the Passover holiday” and the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.DONATE
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