Contradictory Palestinian claims emerge on J’lem attacker

Some Palestinians, including the family of 19-year-old terrorist Muhammed Naif El-Ja’abis, who killed one and wounded six in Jerusalem earlier today, are arguing that the incident in which he ran over a Jewish pedestrian and overturned a bus with a digger was actually a car accident, and that he was then shot by policemen in cold blood.

Others, however, including Hamas’s Al Aqsa TV, are reporting the incident in glowing terms as an attack in solidarity with the beleaguered Palestinians of Gaza.

Hussam Badran, a senior West Bank Hamas operative released in the Schalit deal who now resides in Qatar, is one of the first to respond to the attack. He calls Ja’abis “a patriot” and insists, “We are all part of the same war, and will all be part of the same victory.”

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