In a sickening yet sadly not shocking occurrence, Palestinians celebrated the deadly terror attack in Har Adar while Israel mourned the tragic loss of the victims.
A third civilian was seriously injured in the attack after sustaining two bullet wounds.
As the funerals for the victims were underway, (see video and photos below) Palestinians were seen celebrating and handing out sweets in the streets of Gaza City. Sweets were also distributed in Lebanon.
The terror group Hamas, which is the governing body in Gaza, not only publicly welcomed the attack but held a rally “in commemoration of the heroic operation affirming our right to resist the occupier.”
“Once again Jerusalem proves that it is the heart of the conflict with the occupation,” Hamas spokesman Hazim Qassim said in a statement on his Facebook page. “The operation this morning in northern Jerusalem is a new chapter of the Jerusalem intifada and… an affirmation that our uprising youth will continue to fight until the people and land are completely liberated.”
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party, considered to be moderate, also welcomed the attack, and pledged to provide money to the dead terrorist’s family.
“If Israel continues its aggression against the Palestinian people, it should expect more violence,” read a post on Fatah’s official Facebook page. “Daily Israeli practices and violations at the expense of the our people everywhere is the reason for every cycle of violence.”
The celebration wasn’t limited to Israel, the following photos were taken in South Lebanon: