Greenblatt: Hamas is burying Gaza's future

Trump’s envoy condemns Samaria terrorist attack, blasts Hamas for welcoming it.

Elad Benari,

Jason Greenblatt
Jason Greenblatt
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Jason Greenblatt, U.S. President Donald Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations, on Sunday condemned the terrorist attack in Samaria on Friday, in which an IDF officer and soldier were murdered.

In a series of tweets, Greenblatt also blasted the Hamas terrorist group which welcomed the attack.

“Terrorist attacks & Hamas' praise of them prevent peace & prosperity for the Palestinian people. I pray for the families of Ziv Daos & Netanel Kahalani, the IDF soldiers murdered while trying to bring stability to the West Bank. I wish a speedy recovery to the injured as well,” tweeted Greenblatt.

“Hamas’ waste of time, energy and resources is burying Gaza’s future, not building the peaceful, prosperous society the Palestinians of Gaza deserve,” he added.

Hamas welcomed the car-ramming attack, saying it “is meant to emphasize that our people continue with the Jerusalem intifada."

“The revolution against Trump's decision [to recognize Jerusalem] is not a wave of fury. The borders of Jerusalem will be written in Palestinian blood,” said a spokesman for the group.

The Islamic Jihad responded to the attack as well and said, "We welcome the escalation in attacks against soldiers and settlers. These attacks are a natural right of the Palestinian people to defend themselves on their land and holy places."

Meanwhile on Sunday, yet another terrorist attack took place in Israel, this time a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Adiel Kolman, a resident of Kochav Hashachar in the Binyamin region, was murdered in the attack which was carried out by a terrorist from the Shechem (Nablus) area who had been granted an Israeli entry permit.