Hamas: Asbat stabbing attack natural response to Israeli terrorism
Hamas spokesman Abdulatif al-Kanou’ hailed the anti-occupation stabbing attack carried out by the slain Palestinian protester Ibrahim Matar in Occupied Jerusalem at daybreak Monday.
In a statement posted on Hamas official website, al-Kanou’ said the anti-occupation knife attack targeting Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem’s Gate of al-Asbat is a natural response to Israeli terrorism and incessant crimes against the Palestinian land, people, and holy sites.
He further attributed the attack to the sacrilegious assaults launched by the Israeli police and settlers on holy al-Aqsa Mosque—Muslims’ third holiest site.
Al-Kanou’ added that al-Asbat Gate operation is a sign that the anti-occupation intifada is kicking into high gear in the face of Israel’s simmering terrorism.