The Hamas leadership continues to directly call for terror attacks against Jews in Judea and Samaria.
Mousa Abu Marzouk, a senior Hamas politburo member, wrote on Facebook that "expressions of the struggle in the West Bank are the natural fulfillment of the right of our people to struggle against the occupation in all its forms, and it is a struggle that won't stop until the removal of the occupation and the return of rights to their owners."
"The activities (attacks) in Jerusalem and the (West) Bank are an obligation on them (the Palestinian Arabs living there – ed.) by the religion (of Islam) and the homeland," said Marzouk.
"These are activities that every self-respecting person takes pride in, and they are the source of pride and honor to all groups of our people."
Those sources of "pride" include the brutal murder of 26-year-old Malachi Rosenfeld near Alon Shvut in northern Samaria late last month by a cell of Hamas terrorists. Residents of nearby Silwad celebrated the murder and the fact that the terrorists hailed from their village.
Sharpening his call for terror and criticizing the Palestinian Authority (PA) for its cooperation with Israel, Marzouk added, "anyone who is arrested or pursued and meets his maker as a martyr is counted among the heroes, the victims of the security cooperation that is an anti-national act, whether directly by the occupation or by the (PA) security services mediating (for Israel)."
"They are the pride of the nation and the source of its esteem, and they are the headline of the current period and its heroes."