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Islamic Jihad terror group: Jerusalem attacks ‘natural response to the occupation’

Palestinian fighters from the Islamic Jihad terror group display weaponry at in an anti-Israel rally in Rafah, south of Gaza City, Aug. 24, 2022. (Fatima Shbair/AP)
Palestinian fighters from the Islamic Jihad terror group display weaponry at in an anti-Israel rally in Rafah, south of Gaza City, Aug. 24, 2022. (Fatima Shbair/AP)

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group hails the twin bombing attacks in Jerusalem that killed one and injured at least 20.

“The operation in the occupied city of Jerusalem is a natural response to the occupation, its terrorism, and its criminal practices against the defenseless Palestinian people and its holy sites,” the organization says in a statement.

“The operation says to the leaders of the Occupation [Israel] and the leaders of the settlers that none of the policies of your criminal government will protect you from the strikes of our people’s resistance,” says Tarek Ez Din, spokesperson for Islamic Jihad.

“No Judaization operations, incursions upon holy sites, or assaults upon the sons and daughters of our people in Jerusalem, Hebron, Jenin and Nablus will go unpunished,” he says.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the devices left at bus stops at two entrances to the city.

Hamas has also welcomed the attack and warned there was more violence to come.

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