Hamas Praises 'Heroic' Bloody Attacks

Islamist terrorist group praises 'heroes' for targeting Israeli civilians; 'We have reached all the way to Ra'anana.'

Ari Soffer ,

Palestinians in Gaza celebrate terrorist attacks in Israel
Palestinians in Gaza celebrate terrorist attacks in Israel
Abed Rahim Katib/Flash 90

The Hamas terrorist group has praised the spate of bloody attacks against Israeli civilians Tuesday, which left three people dead and nearly two dozen wounded.

Hamas's official Al Aqsa radio station issued a statement hailing the "heroes" who targeted innocent Israelis in four attacks in Jerusalem and Ra'anana.

"Today is a day of revenge for all the women, children and martyrs," it said in a statement.

"Jerusalem is totally closed, everyone who goes in or out is checked," the statement continued, noting Israeli police's lockdown of the Israeli capital following the two deadliest attacks of the day.

"We have reached all the way to Ra'anana, deep inside Israel," Hamas boasted. "Well done to the heroes!"

Tuesday has been the bloodiest since the latest wave of Arab attacks began months ago.

The day began with a stabbing in Ra'anana, near Tel Aviv, in which a 32-year-old man was wounded. The terrorist was quickly overcome and beaten unconscious by passersby, before being taken into police custody.

That attack was followed by two deadly attacks in Jerusalem.

The first, on a bus traveling in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood, involved two terrorists, one armed with a large knife and the other with a pistol, who attacked innocent commuters, murdering two people and leaving more than a dozen wounded.

Border police who rushed to the scene killed one terrorist and wounded the other, taking him into custody for interrogation.

Just minutes after, an Arab terrorist plowed his car into a bus stop close to Meah Shearim, and emerged armed with a knife. He was shot soon after by a security guard, but not before he succeeded in murdering 59-year-old Rabbi Yeshiyahu Krishevsky and lightly injuring another person.

Shortly after those attacks another stabbing left four people wounded - again in Ra'anana.