As Arab terrorism grows in Jerusalem, even reaching the western gates of the capital city, a chilling new video uploaded on Monday bears stark testimony to the presence of Hamas terrorists with semi-automatic assault rifles in the northeastern neighborhood of Shuafat.

The video shows three Hamas terrorists in full regalia replete with scarf masks and green Hamas headbands. As one reads from a script over a microphone, the other two stand menacingly, one bearing a Kalashnikov rifle and the other an M-16.

Most attacks until now have consisted of stabbings, making the presence of assault rifles in the capital all the more troubling. The terrorist seen speaking in Arabic in the video is reading an announcement from the Al-Qassam Brigades, the "armed wing" of the Hamas terrorist organization.

His reading came as part of a memorial ceremony for Ahmed Salah, a Shuafat resident who was killed in clashes with security forces in the region; the ceremony was held at the Salah family home. Shuafat has been the site of intense violent Arab rioting, and just last Tuesday a police force in the neighborhood came under attack and required rescuing by Border Police.

In the background behind the terrorists, massive Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Hamas terror flags can be seen, together with various Hamas announcements.

In his speech, the Hamas terrorist promised the families of the "martyrs" that Hamas will not forget their sacrifice for the "Palestinian struggle."

The recent spate of terrorism was in fact set off by Hamas, as the first large-profile attack was conducted by a Hamas cell based in Shechem (Nablus), Samaria.

That attack - the brutal gunning down of a young couple in front of their four children as they drove near Itamar in Samaria - came a day after Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas announced the abandonment of the 1994 Oslo Accords at the UN.