Not only did the Martyr Abdul-Qader al-Husseini Brigades - an "armed wing" of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction - claim responsibility for the murder of a young couple last Thursday, now they're openly celebrating the "commando operation."
The Brigades gloated over their responsibility for the murder of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin in front of their four young children outside Itamar in Samaria shortly after it took place, and their claim was confirmed by senior Fatah official Mahmoud Al-Aloul on Friday.
On Saturday, on their same Arabic-language internet page where they first took credit for the murder, the Martyr Abdul-Qader al-Husseini Brigades posted no less than 17 pictures of their members passing out sweets in Gaza to celebrate the attack.
To view the twisted celebration, click the following link.
In the pictures, the terrorists wearing black t-shirts with the Brigade's logo on it can be seen handing out candies to smiling Gazans in cars and on the streets, and walking or riding around in trucks waving their terror group's flag.
Along with the candy, they can be seen passing around papers, likely containing their original declaration claiming responsibility for the "Nablus commando operation" as they termed the attack that took place not far from Shechem (Nablus). The declaration was first posted on their site.
Perhaps putting at least a temporary damper on the blood-thirsty celebrations, on Saturday night security sources revealed that the terror cell responsible for the attack has been arrested.
Those arrested were said to include the terrorists who physically conducted the murder, and sources estimated the cell was based in Shechem and was highly trained, having been active for several months in the region supported by a wide terror infrastructure in the region.
However, the wave of terror attacks have continued since the Thursday attack. On Friday night two children were wounded by Arab gunfire on their sukkahs, festive booths Jews are commanded to dwell in during the Sukkot holiday.
Two Israelis were murdered and two others wounded on Saturday night in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City.
Earlier on Saturday senior Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar called for Arab residents of Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria to "mobilize" and "take up arms" in an open call for armed attacks against Jews.