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“Palestinian factions... welcomed the heroic operation” that killed 7 Israelis

Headline: “Palestinian factions welcome the operation in Jerusalem and view it as a natural response to the occupation’s crimes”


“On Friday evening [Jan. 27, 2023,] Palestinian factions and figures welcomed the heroic operation (i.e., terror attack) carried out by Palestinian self-sacrificing fighter [Khairy Alqam] (i.e., terrorist, murdered 7) at a synagogue in Jerusalem, which caused the deaths of at least 8 settlers (sic., 6 Israelis and 1 Ukrainian national)…

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) emphasized that this daring heroic operation – which came as a response to the Zionist threats and the calls to murder the Palestinian people and the resistance leadership, and in response to the despicable crime committed by the enemy’s army in Jenin (refers to Palestinian terrorists shooting at Israeli soldiers, causing a gun battle in which 8 terrorists and 1 civilian were killed; see note below -Ed.) – was appropriate in relation to the extent of the recurring crimes against the Palestinian people.

The PFLP emphasized that the heroes of blessed Jerusalem shattered the Zionist security theory, made the occupation system fail, thwarted its security means, gave a strong slap to the cheeks of terrorists [Israeli Minister of National Security Itamar] Ben Gvir and [Israeli Minister of Finance Bezalel] Smotrich, and made them cry blood instead of tears.

In its statement the PFLP said: ‘May the arms that carried out this operation be blessed… May this group of Jihad fighters be blessed, whom Allah knew them to be sincere, brave, and determined to triumph and take revenge.May this resistance be blessed, which is insisting on avenging the blood of our people, and which has turned the night of the Zionists into day, and into lava erupting before the oppressor.’

It continued: ‘Our resistance is continuing in order to defend our people, thwart the enemy’s plans, humiliate the Zionists to the dirt, and cause them to think 1,000 times before they harm our people and its resistance.’

The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) congratulated the masses of the Palestinian people over the heroic operation in the town (sic., neighborhood) of [Beit] Hanina in the heart of occupied Jerusalem, which was carried out by a heroic resistance member and caused the deaths of 8 settlers (sic., 7 were murdered) and the wounding of a number of others, some of them still in critical condition.

The DFLP emphasized that this heroic operation constitutes the start of a new stage in the comprehensive popular resistance.


Khairy Alqam - 21-year-old Arab terrorist and resident of Jerusalem who shot and murdered 6 Israelis and 1 Ukrainian national - Asher Natan, 14, Ilya Sosansky, 26, Natali Ziskin Mizrahi, 45, Eli Mizrahi, 48, Rafael Ben Eliyahu, 56, Irina Korolyova, 60, and Shaul Chai, 68 - and wounded 5 others outside of the Ateret Avraham Synagogue in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Neve Yaakov on Sabbath eve, Jan. 27, 2023, as some of them were coming out from prayers in the synagogue. Alqam fled the scene in a car and then opened fire on Israeli police officers, who shot and killed him. The attack took place on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.