Hamas praises terror attack, says it was carried out in response to 'crimes of the Israeli occupation'

Hamas released an official statement praising the terror attack carried out Tuesday morning in Har Adar that resulted in the death of three Israelis: "It is only a natural response to the continuous crimes of the Israeli occupation.”

Watch: Emergency medical teams arrive at the scene of the terror attack (Video Credit: Magen David Adom)

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Hamas praised the terror attack carried out Tuesday morning in the Har Adar settlement near Jerusalem where three Israelis were murdered and another was critically wounded. “Hamas praises the heroic act in Jerusalem,” the terrorist group said in an official statement. “It is only a natural response to the continuous crimes of the Israeli occupation.”

Senior Hamas official Mousa Abu-Marzook addressed the terror attack on his Twitter account: “Jerusalem will never break and will remain the peak of our political aspirations,” he wrote. “We lose blood and life on the way.”

Scene of the terror attack on Tuesday Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

Hamas’ spokesman told the press that Jerusalem is in a new chapter of the “Jerusalem rebellion” and stated that the Palestinians will continue to fight “until the complete freedom of the people and the land.” He added that “people will protect their holy rights with their blood and soul."

“There is no place for coexistence with the Israelis," said the spokesman. “Any efforts of the Israeli occupation to try and fake the facts will not change the fact that Jerusalem is Palestinian and our people will fight for it.”



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