Both the Hamas and the Islamic Jihad terrorist groups welcomed Friday’s car-ramming attack in Samaria, in which an IDF officer and soldier were murdered and two other soldiers injured.
Hamas spokesman in Gaza Hazem Qassem said, "The attack today 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,” he stressed.
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."
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman responded on Friday to the car ramming attack and vowed, “We will act to sentence the terrorist to death, to demolish his house and to punish anyone who cooperated.”
“There is no such thing as ‘lone wolf terrorism’. This is terror supported by Abu Mazen and the Palestinian Authority, which pays money to the families of the terrorists. We will stop them,” declared Liberman.
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