Daily Israel Report

Hamas TV: 'G-d WIlling We Will Soon See Black Body Bags'

Shortly after the Tel Aviv bus bombing, Hamas TV announced that the Arab world awaits further news of “Zionist casualties.”
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 11/22/2012, 6:34 PM

Tel Aviv bus bombing
Tel Aviv bus bombing
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Reporting on the Tel Aviv bus bombing Wednesday afternoon that injured over twenty people, a reporter from the Hamas “Al Aqsa” television station rejoiced in the attack and announced that the Arab world awaits further news of “Zionist casualties.”

“God willing we will soon see black body bags,” he said. “I pray to Allah the exalted that we will see black body bags in a short while.”

The reporter, who then described how the attack was being received in the Arab world said, “Right now in these moments, the mosques in the Gaza Strip–their minarets are loudly sounding cries of ‘Allahu Akbar’ and cries of joy, and the residents of Gaza are bowing down to Allah for this offering."

“The morale of the Gaza residents is in the sky right now, and is rising rust as the rockets of the Resistance,” he added.

Hamas hailed the explosion, saying it “blessed the attack” and handed out celebratory sweet cakes in Gaza's main hospital.

In Lebanon, muezzins sang out words of praise to G-d via their megaphones, while fireworks lit the sky. Terrorists handed out sweets and fired bullets into the air, chanting religious texts.

Shorty after the attack, which occurred on the eight day of Operation Pillar of Defense and after more than 1,000 rockets fell on the Jewish state launched by terrorists in Gaza, a ceasefire went into effect, in an effort to end the most recent wave of bloodshed and violence.