Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, hailed the stabbing of two Israeli soldiers on Wednesday morning by a Palestinian man south of Shilo settlement to the north of the West Bank.
Hamas spokesman abroad Husam Badran said, in a statement published on Hamas official website, “The heroic operation is a natural response to the Israeli growing extremism and aggressive practices against the Palestinian people especially the ceaseless incursions into the Aqsa Mosque and the siege on Gaza”.
He hailed the Palestinian man who did the stabbing “as he was brave enough to target two soldiers with only a knife whereas heavily-armed IOF soldiers deliberately kill Palestinian children, women and other civilians”.
He said, “This indicates that the Palestinian people are determined to continue resistance of the Israeli occupation despite the Israeli violence and the continuation of security coordination between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israel.
Badran urged the PA leaders to allow resistance in the West Bank in order to practice its natural role of defending the Palestinian people and its sacred places.
In the same context, Palestinian official sources disclosed the identity of the Palestinian man who carried out the attack at noon Wednesday near Synjil town to the north of Ramallah city. Two IOF soldiers were injured; one of them was seriously wounded.
The Mayor of Synjil town Ayoub Suweid announced, in a press statement, that the Palestinian who did the stabbing is a 30-year-old man called Mohammad Jaser Karakrah from the town.
The father and brother of Karakrah hardly recognized him as the IOF soldiers killed him by shooting in the face which changed his features, and because he was not holding his identity card.
The IOF earlier on Wednesday stormed several Palestinian towns and villages and asked their mayors to come to the scene to identify the killed Palestinian man.