Thousands of young boys in Palestine wear clothing featuring a M-16 rifle, to "inspire" terror against Israel
Headline: “Palestinian activists resist Israel outside of the framework of the traditional factions”
Secondary headline: “The attacks that Palestinians recently carried out against Israeli targets have become an inspiring symbol for many young Palestinians”
“In front of a clothing store in central Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, women gather to buy cotton shirts with a print of an M-16 rifle at the request of their sons. The shirts are gaining demand ever since Palestinians carried out attacks against Israel last month [March 2022] with M-16 rifles…
The shirts with the automatic rifle print have spread in the Palestinian market in different colors during the last two months, in other words, since the recent tension between the Palestinian and Israeli sides began, as part of which 14 Israelis and 23 Palestinians were killed, including a number who carried out attacks.
Ahmed Abu Hamza, 40, a storeowner who sells these shirts, said: ‘The demand for this kind of clothing is huge. I think that the reason for this is the situation in Palestine recently, and particularly in Jenin.’ …
Abu Hamza noted that in 10 days he sold approximately 12,000 shirts or pants that also have the print on them, and that he ordered 12,000 additional units due to ‘the huge demand.’
Palestinian and Israeli academics and politicians say that the attacks that Palestinians recently carried out against Israeli targets, which in some of them M-16 weapons were used, ‘have become an inspiring symbol for many young Palestinians, which increases their desire to copy those carrying out [the attacks] and to turn to activities of individuals, not in the framework of the [Palestinian] political parties.’ …
On social media and in the media outlets a video was published in which Diya Hamarsheh (i.e., terrorist, murdered 5), one of the attackers, is seen walking around Bnei Brak next to Tel Aviv in late March and shooting with an M-16 rifle. As a result of this 3 Israelis and 2 Ukrainians were killed.”
The article includes pictures of clothing featuring an M-16 rifle print on display at clothing stores.
Diya Ahmed Hassan Hamarsheh - Palestinian terrorist and Fatah member who shot and murdered 5 people - Israeli civilians Rabbi Avishai Yehezkel and Ya'akov Yisrael Shalom, Israeli police officer Amir Khoury, and 2 foreign workers from Ukraine identified as Alexander and Dmitry - in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv on March 29, 2022. An Israeli police officer shot and killed Hamarsheh, ending the attack. Hamarsheh, from Ya'abad near Jenin, had been working in Israel illegally. He was imprisoned for 6 months in 2015 for dealing in illegal weapons and membership in a terror organization.