Terrorist who carried out Jerusalem shooting attack
Terrorist who carried out Jerusalem shooting attackIsrael Police spokesperson

The Hamas terrorist organization on Monday welcomed the shooting attack near the Lions’ Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem and called it a "heroic act."

In a statement, the organization praised the residents of the village of Qabatiya, from which the terrorist came.

"This is the heroism of a member of our people in defending the Al-Aqsa Mosque. This is a message to settlers who break into the mosque and try to hold their Talmudic ceremonies there," the Hamas statement said.

"We warn the occupation against continuing attacks on the Al-Aqsa Mosque and allowing extremists to desecrate our sanctity, as our Palestinian people are ready to respond to the aggression of the occupation."

Hamas further claimed that the attack “is a message to anyone who chooses to normalize while violating Palestinian rights."