Last Thursday two Arab terrorists stabbed a soldier at the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of central Hevron, and a day later a female terrorist was arrested at the site with a knife in her bag; according to Hamas the area is now the focal point of the current wave of attacks.
Specifying the area of Tel Rumeida, Hashuhada Street and the Cave of Machpelah, the Hamas paper Palestine argued that the region is the hot spot of the current intifada terror war, noting that more than 20 Palestinian Arabs have been killed conducting attacks there since fall 2015.
In last Thursday's attack, two terrorists named by the paper as Abd al-Fatah al-Sharif and Ramazi al-Kasrawi were killed after stabbing their victim. One of them was killed after a soldier shot him as he was wounded.
The shooting was filmed by a radical leftist activist, and led to the soldier being arrested and charged with murder even though he argues there were concerns the terrorist was trying to detonate a bomb belt, in a version corroborated by video evidence and testimony.
Issa Amru, coordinator of the "Youth Activists Against the Settlements" organization, was quoted in the terrorist paper saying the situation in Hevron teaches about "the fascism, the racism and the hatred of the occupation state and the soldiers of its army who use all means to bring the end of the intifada, including killing and field executions."
According to Amru, the rampant terror activity in Hevron is a blow to the "settlement enterprise, the dream of the settlers and the occupation state."
Meanwhile political commentator Hani Abu Saba'a told the Hamas paper on Saturday that the terrorism in Hevron delivers a message to Israel, according to which the area is holy to the Palestinians and residents of Hevron will defend it.
Hevron is a stronghold for Hamas, and indeed all of the local elected city council members are said to be members of the Islamist terror organization. It is also an ancient Jewish city, where the Jewish patriarchs and matriarchs other than Rachel are buried.