Palestinian terror groups praise the terror attack that has left at least three Israelis dead and others wounded in the central city of Elad, although none immediately take responsibility.
The Hamas terror group calls the attack “a heroic operation,” saying it comes in response to Jewish Israelis visiting the Temple Mount holy site earlier today.
“Our people will continue their struggle and their defense of the Al-Aqsa Mosque with every means. Their blows will strike the Zionists and the settlers wherever they are,” says Hamas spokesperson Abd al-Latif al-Qanou.
In a recent speech, Hamas’s Gaza chief Yahya Sinwar threatened violent consequences should Israelis continue visiting the site. He also called on West Bank Palestinians to commit individual attacks against Israelis.
“This is the practical implementation of what the resistance warned: Al-Aqsa is a red line,” Hamas official Hazem Qasim says.
Islamic Jihad also praises the deadly attack as a “heroic operation.”
“For settler gangs to defile Al-Aqsa — this crosses red lines,” says senior terror group member Mohammad Hmeid.