Palestinian terrorist kills Israeli youth - Hamas and PLFP "emphasize that they welcome the heroic operation carried out by heroic Martyr"
Headline: “Hamas and the Popular Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] held an important meeting in the Gaza Strip, and these are its results”
“On Sunday evening, Nov. 21, [2021,] the Popular Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] (PFLP) and the Hamas Movement in the Gaza Strip held an important senior level meeting, during which many domestic and foreign topics were discussed.
The two emphasized that they welcome the heroic operation (i.e., terror attack, 1 murdered) in Jerusalem, which was carried out by heroic Martyr and Jerusalem resident Fadi Abu Shkhaydam (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1). They added that this is an operation that proves anew that the sword of Jerusalem is still drawn (refers to Fatah/Hamas Riot and Rocket War 2021, which Hamas called “the sword of Jerusalem battle” -Ed.)…
PFLP and Hamas emphasized that they condemn the British decision against the Hamas Movement (refers to British announcement on Nov. 19, 2021, that it will recognize all of Hamas including its political bureau as a terror organization -Ed.) and view it as aggression against the Palestinian people with all its streams and elements. They called on the British Parliament not to ratify this law, because it contains dangers to world peace and to Britain itself.”
Fadi Abu Shakhdam - Palestinian terrorist and senior Hamas member who murdered 1 and wounded 4 others, one of them seriously, in a shooting attack with a submachine gun near the Chain Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem on Nov. 21, 2021, before Israeli police officers shot and killed him.
Fatah/Hamas Riot and Rocket War 2021 – On April 30, 2021, facing certain electoral defeat, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas cancelled the first PA elections scheduled in 15 years. Hamas, which expected to win the elections, denounced it as a “coup.” In need of a conflict to divert public discontent, Abbas artificially generated a crisis over Jerusalem. His Fatah party called for "raising the level of confrontation,” and Abbas' spokesman told Palestinians "the battle of all battles is here.” Jerusalem Arabs responded by attacking Jews with rocks and Molotov cocktails. Hamas, Abbas' political rival, could not allow Abbas to lead the battle, so on May 10, 2021, Hamas launched rocket barrages targeting Israeli population centers including Jerusalem. Over the next 11 days, Hamas and Islamic Jihad fired over 4,300 rockets into southern and central Israel from the Gaza Strip, killing 9 Israelis and 3 foreign nationals, and wounding hundreds. In response, Israel launched Operation Guardian of the Walls to target Hamas terror leaders and terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip. Already in mid-April, a planned eviction of some Palestinian families illegally living in Jewish-owned buildings in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem had led to clashes between Palestinian residents and Israeli police. This dispute provided Palestinians with a pretext for violent rioting. Adding to the crisis, Israeli Arabs started rioting throughout Israel, especially in cities with a mixed Jewish and Arab population. Two Jews were murdered and many were wounded. According to Walla, an independent Israeli news site, 10 synagogues were wholly or partly burned down; fires were set in 112 Jewish homes and 1 Arab home mistaken for a Jewish home; 386 Jewish homes were plundered and 673 were damaged; 849 cars were set ablaze; and there were 5,018 rock-throwing attacks. In response, Jews started attacking Arabs and their properties as well, but on a much smaller scale. No mosques were burned; 13 Arab homes were damaged; 13 Arab-owned cars were burned; and there were 41 rock-throwing attacks by Jews. [Walla, May 16, 2021] The fighting between Israel and Hamas ended with a ceasefire on May 21, 2021.