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Palestinians in Gaza celebrate terror attack in which 2 Israelis were killed by giving out candies; Hamas and Islamic Jihad praise attack and blame it on “invasions” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque

Headline: "The factions welcome [the operation], candies in the streets"
   "Pictures were published on social media today (Sunday) [Oct. 7, 2018] of civilians handing out candy in the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip out of joy over the operation (i.e., terror attack, 2 murdered) that a young Palestinian carried out in the settlement of Barkan in the northern West Bank, in which 2 Israelis were killed and a third wounded… The Hamas Movement welcomed the operation and described it as 'heroic.' It said in a statement: 'While we welcome the heroic operation, we emphasize that it was carried out as part of the natural response to the Israeli occupation's crimes against our people, which are ongoing in all of the Palestinian areas. [Hamas] also emphasizes that our people will not sit idly by in the face of the settlers’ invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the unceasing desecration of its plazas by them…'
Islamic Jihad Movement Information Department Spokesman Daoud Shihab said that the operation is a natural response to the occupation's crimes in Gaza, Jerusalem, and Khan Al-Ahmar (Bedouin encampment slated for demolition; see note below –Ed.). He added that 'The settlements are a legitimate target for people of the resistance and those rebelling.'
The Islamic Jihad Movement called to 'the members of our proud people in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and everywhere to carry out intifada against the settlement terror, until its removal and the liberation of the West Bank from the settlements and the settlers.' It emphasized that '[the spilling of] the heroic Martyrs' blood, the targeting of children, and the harming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque will not pass in silence.'"
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The pictures accompanying the article show candy being distributed in the streets.

Barkan Industrial Zone Attack – 23-year-old Palestinian terrorist Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alwa shot and murdered 2 Israelis, Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi, in a factory in the Barkan Industrial Zone near Ariel on Oct. 7, 2018. Na'alwa fled the scene and has not yet been apprehended as of Oct. 8, 2018.Until this attack, the Barkan Industrial Zone had been considered an example of the possibility of coexistence as Israelis and Palestinians work there together.

Khan Al-Ahmar is a site where Palestinian Bedouins have illegally erected dwellings and a school, mostly simple shacks, on land in Area C (i.e., land under full Israeli administration according to the Oslo Accords). The Israeli authorities have ordered the demolition of these structures and offered alternative sites for them. A number of petitions to the Israeli Supreme Court against the demolition orders have been considered and then rejected by the court. As of Oct. 8, 2018, the illegally constructed buildings have not been demolished. Palestinians have held protests at the site against the demolition, some of which have turned violent.

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