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Fatah official justifies terror attack that killed parents in front of their children as “natural response to the herds of settlers’ crimes”

      “Fatah Central Committee member [and chairman of its parliament faction] Azzam Al-Ahmad said in response to the Itamar operation (i.e., terrorist attack in which Israelis Naama and Eitam Henkin were murdered): ‘The operation is a natural response to the herds of settlers’ crimes, and the occupation government is responsible for the events in the region.’”

The Henkin murders - Israelis Naama and Eitam Henkin (also an American citizen) were murdered in a shooting attack on Oct. 1, 2015, on the road between Itamar and Elon Moreh in the West Bank. Their four children, aged 9, 7, 4, and 4 months, were also in the car and witnessed the murders, but were not physically injured.
Five suspects in the murder, members of a Hamas terrorist cell, were arrested by Israel and confessed to the murders. The leader of the group, Ragheb Ahmad Muhammad Aliwi, has served time in an Israeli prison for security related crimes.
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