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Hamas: Jerusalem Baby Murderer Is a ‘Hero’

Hamas has released a statement praising the October 22 terror attack in Jerusalem, which caused the death of three-month old Haya Zissel Braun.  A Hamas spokesman said the attack, carried out by one of its members, is a natural response to Israeli policy in Jerusalem and the city’s Aqsa Mosque.

Eight people were wounded when a car driven by Abd al-Rahman al-Shaloudi, a former prisoner, plowed into passengers who had just disembarked from the Jerusalem light railway at the Ammunition Hill stop. Al-Shaloudi is reported to have died of wounds suffered after he was shot fleeing the scene.

In a post [1] (Arabic link) published following the attack and seen above this article, Hamas described al-Shaloudi as a hero:

“The hero Abd al-Rahman al-Shaloudi performed an operation against the Jewish settlers in Jerusalem.”

Surfers on the official forum of Hamas praised [2] (Arabic link) the attack, expressing joy over the wounding of Israelis and calling on West Bank residents to conduct an intifada (popular uprising) against Israel.

The user Hamas Amalna wrote [3] (Arabic link):

“God have mercy on the hero martyr. As for the injured pigs, I hope they will not heal and will go to hell.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, following the deadly terror attack. Ynet [4] reported:

“This is how Abu Mazen (Abbas’) partners in government work,” Netanyau said, referring to the Palestinian unity government comprising Hamas and Fatah. “This is the same Abbas that only a few days ago called for harming Jews in Jerusalem.”

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon charged [5] that in the Palestinian Authority there is not, and never was, a culture of peace, but a culture of incitement and jihad against Jews.