The Hamas controlled Gaza Strip is an Islamic terrorist hub. On Tuesday, the prime minister of the Hamas in Gaza praised the shooting death of an Israeli on the eve of Passover. The family of the slain Israeli was driving through the West Bank on the way to Sedar when the shooting happened. Instead of condemning the shooting, Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh hailed it as a strong stand against the enemy, Israel. This event comes precisely one week after John Kerry blamed Israel for the collapse of peace talks between the Islamic terrorists of Palestine and Israel. An innocent man was killed for merely driving through the West Bank, and there is no condemnation, except from Israelis. Where is the rest of the world to call out the Islamic terrorists in Gaza for their atrocities? Not surprisingly, they’re not saying a word.
The prime minister of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday praised a shooting that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and son as they drove through the West Bank the previous evening en route to a Seder, the traditional Passover meal that starts the weeklong Jewish holiday.
Speaking in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh said the attack outside the city of Hebron “brought back life to the path of resistance” against Israel and warned of more attacks in the territory. No one claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest incident to threaten peace talks with the Palestinians.
Hamas did not claim responsibility for the attack, but they are praising the attack as bringing “back life to the path of resistance.” This leaves little doubt what “group” of Islamists is behind the shootings of the Israeli family. Where’s John Kerry or President Obama to condemn the senseless and brutal attack that was committed at the hands of Israel’s trusted “peace partner?” Their disastrous peace plan looks to be in tatters now. But there is little doubt the treacherous Obama Administration will ignore this incident and continue to blame Israel for any failings. Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu had this to say about the shooting:
Speaking on Tuesday evening, the prime minister said the attack was a result of Palestinian incitement against Israel, which continued in the form of the Palestinian Authority’s refusal to denounce the killing.“This reprehensible murder of a man who was traveling with his family to a meal for the Festival of Freedom is the result of the incitement for which the Palestinian Authority is responsible,” Netanyahu said.
“Last night, this incitement was translated into the murder of a father who was traveling with his family to celebrate the first night of Passover,” he said. “The incitement of the Palestinian Authority continues in that it has yet to see fit to condemn this abominable and reprehensible act.”
There was no condemnation for the attack, as Hamas gleefully praised the success of the attack, and is using it to incite more violence. With Passover just beginning this week, there will surely be more Israelis targeted by the relentless Islamic thugs. Hamas prime minster Ismail Haniyeh further taunted Israel after the shooting.
“We tell the enemy and anyone who thinks he is able to tame the West Bank … the West Bank will be the future point of our struggle with the enemy,” Haniyeh said.
Meanwhile, the IDF’s initial investigation of the attack found that the shooter approached Route 35, near Idhna, on foot, and fired dozens of rounds from a Kalashnikov automatic weapon at passing cars from a distance of several meters.
The victim, a senior police officer and a father of four, was killed when the family’s car was struck by several bullets. The man’s pregnant wife was in stable condition after the attack, and was evacuated to the Sha’arei Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem with broken bones, but no life-threatening injuries. She was informed of her husband’s death and was being treated for shock.
One of the couple’s children, aged 9, was lightly injured. He was in another vehicle at the time of the attack.
The victim was a husband, father, and senior police officer. Just driving through the West Bank will get an innocent Israeli killed by Islamic jihadists. This is likely pay back for Israel’s decision to not release any additional “Palestinian” prisoners. However, this sad and tragic incident further proves that when dealing with Islamists, there is no negotiation. Hamas will not play by the rules. The attacks will not stop, nor will the Islamists in “Palestine” ever recognize Israel as a legitimate Jewish state. Of course, if John Kerry is trying to negotiate a peace deal, the Palestinians won’t have to recognize Israel. Will the world ever recognize Islam as the cause of the greatest atrocities of modern times? It’s doubtful, because the blame always shifts back to Israel. Even with the death of an innocent husband and father, there will be no condemnation for Islamic terrorists in Gaza.