On the English section of the website of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, there was only the following short statement denying any responsibility on the part of Hamas for the attack (but kicking themselves that they didn’t)
Palestinian National Movement Hamas official Ezzat Al-Rashak said thatthe movement is not responsible for the murder of the five family members from the Itamar settlement.
Al-Rashak confirmed that harming children is not part of Hamas’ policy, nor is it the policy of the resistance factions.
He also confirmed that the possibility that the incident was carried out by settlers for criminal motives should not be ruled out.
Translating Jihad – But on the Arabic section of the website, an article was published praising the attacker as a ‘mujahid’ and deriding the slain Jews as “Zionist usurpers.” What’s worse were the comments on the article posted by readers, all praising the attack and the attacker. Curiously, while the Hamas statement in the English article raised the possibility of the act being carried out by settlers, in the Arabic article there’s no doubt that the attacker was a Palestinian ‘mujahid’.
Abu-al-‘Azz — We praise and thank Allah
All thanks belongs to Allah, for enabling the mujahideen to carry out this operation.
Raydar al-Kurdi — Allah is great, to Allah be the praise
Allah is great, to Allah be the praise. You have done well, o mujahid, o hero. Our hearts and prayers are with you for your victory, from throughout Kurdistan.
Al-Asad al-Qassami — In Saudi Arabia in body, in Gaza in spirit
I ask Allah to place this man’s hand in the Garden. We hope for (more) operations from you, o al-Qassam (Brigades).
Abu-Khalid –To Allah be the praise, o Lord…
By Allah, we have been in the (West) Bank for a long time, and we have not witnessed anything like what we witnessed today.
Ashraf — Morocco —Praise be to Allah for the safety of the heroic mujahideen,in the saying of the Most High: “strive against them with a mighty striving” [Qur’an 25:52]. Congratulations to our righteous heroes.
Muhibb al-Mujahideen — Allah is great, to Allah be the praise.
The separate factions of the resistance should change their tactics, and rely more heavily on individual operations, which cannot be detected and thwarted by the lackeys of the authorities, rather than forming cells. They should devise new methods for combat by knife, strangulation, breaking necks, poison, and every method which is not known by your enemy.
Hisam — Algeria – May Allah bless you, o you good ones.
Abu-Mus’ab — Gaza – Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, who healed our hearts by this blessed operation
May Allah guide the strikes of our brothers the mujahideen in Gaza and the (West) Bank.
Abu-Bakr Nablus — Nablus of the al-Qassam (Brigades) – Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. The mujahideen have triumphed and humiliated the Jewish authorities.
Allah is great, Allah is great. This is the promise of victory, as Nablus has been restored as the capitol of the resistance, the city of the martyrs, and the fortress of the al-Qassam (Brigades). The promise of victory is here, and a challenge to whoever conspires against the resistance and the resistors. More is soon to follow, Allah-willing. Allah is great, to Allah be the praise.
Longing for the Garden –Allah is great, and to Allah be the praise.
May you prosper, o mujahid. May Allah preserve you, and remove the eyes of the Jews and their agents far from you.
Muhammad — Morocco -Praise be to Allah. O Allah, tear apart the Zionist Jews!
O Allah, increase and bless their killers! O Allah, protect the Muslims from their evil!
Al-Saqr al-Jarih [The wounded falcon] — Gaza – Allah is great. The victory is for Islam and its people. Allah is great, to Allah be the praise.
The Most High said: “Put a barrier between their hands and behind them, and place a covering on them that they may not see.” It was the will of Allah that those mujahideen were able to break through those defenses, come into their home, and slaughter them like lambs, then return safely and victoriously to their people, in the care of the Merciful, who does not sleep.
Ibn-al-Qassam — Gaza
O Allah, grant victory to the mujahideen and those who defend this nation, and reject the humiliation of the Zionists and their agents. Allah is great, to Allah be the praise – Ibn-al-Qassam
Abu-‘Ali — Allah is great, to Allah be the praise
May Allah bless and prosper the hands that pressed the trigger.
Abu-al-Qasim al-Muqaddasi — Allah is great, the victory is for Islam and the Muslims
Allah is great, to Allah be the praise. I salute this legendary hero. O Allah, preserve and accompany him. O Allah destroy the children of Zion. We ask Allah for more martyrdom operations and dead Zionists. This is jihad, a jihad of victory and martyrdom.
Abu-Mahmud — Heal the breasts of the believers
O Allah, bless and preserve the perpetrator, o Lord of the worlds. O Allah, amen. This is what we have promised you, o generation of fire, o generation of the al-Qassam (Brigades). The operations are speaking to you–will there be more? Will there be more? Will there be more?
As horrific as the recent attack was, it’s standard operating policy in the Muslim world. Here’s an update of the most recent Islamic terror attacks around the world just during the last two months:
|List of Islamic Terror Attacks For the Past 2 Months