The Times of Israel reports: The Hamas terror group praised a series of attacks across Israel on Tuesday that left a US tourist dead and 14 Israelis injured.
In the wake of a deadly stabbing spree in Jaffa and Tel Aviv, the third serious attack in a matter of hours, the group said the events of the day prove that the wave of violence that began in October is not over.
“Hamas congratulates the three heroic operations this evening, in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Jaffa, and considers this proof of the failure for all these theories to abort the Intifada, which will continue until the realization of its goals,” said Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri in a statement.
“Hamas celebrates the martyrs that have ascended through these operations, and confirms that their pure blood will, God willing, be the fuel for escalating the intifada,” he said.
Twenty-nine Israelis and four non-Israelis have been killed in a wave of Palestinian terrorism and violence since October. Some 180 Palestinians have also been killed, some two-thirds of them while attacking Israelis, and the rest during clashes with troops, according to the Israeli army
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