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Hamas 'camp counselor' hands a gun to a child in Gaza.

The Gaza-based Hamas terrorist organization has not officially claimed responsibility for Tuesday night’s vicious terror attack that left six orphans and a widow in the Gilad Farms home of 35-year-old Rabbi Raziel Shevach, z’l.

But Hamas immediately raced to issue a statement warmly supporting the murder as a “heroic action that came as a result of Israel’s crimes against our people in Judea, Samaria, Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Israeli government bears the consequences of its racist and extremist policies.”


U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, pointing to the reconciliation efforts taking place between Hamas and the leading Fatah faction of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority government, underscored the obvious contradiction between praising terror, a ‘pay to slay’ policy and then claiming that it is Israel who is responsible for the lack of a final status agreement.

Hamas praises the killers and PA laws will provide them financial rewards,” he tweeted. “Look no further to why there is no peace.”


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.