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Fatah spokesman: Terror attack in Jerusalem is “natural response” to Israeli “crimes against the Palestinian people and the Islamic and Christian holy sites”

Headline: “Alayan: The operation in Jerusalem is a natural response to the occupation’s acts”
“[Official] Fatah Spokesman in occupied Jerusalem Raafat Alayan stated that the Jerusalem operation (i.e., terror attack) carried out by the Martyrs (Shahids) Anan Abu Habseh and Issa Assaf from the Qalandiya refugee camp is part of the natural response to the Israeli occupation’s crimes against the Palestinian people and the Islamic and Christian holy sites. Alayan noted that the Palestinian people cannot sit idly by in the face of the occupation’s crimes, and that it has the right to defend itself and its holy sites, in light of the international and Arab inability to pressure the occupation and end its aggression against the Palestinian people. He added that resistance is a legitimate right, guaranteed by all international conventions. Alayan eulogized the two Martyrs from Qalandiya, Assaf and Abu Habseh, who died as Martyrs after they carried out the stabbing operation in occupied Jerusalem. He called on the international community to provide international protection to the Palestinian people.”

Issa Yassin Assaf and Anan Abu Habseh – 21-year-old and 20-year-old Palestinian terrorists who carried out a stabbing attack at the Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem on Dec. 23, 2015. One Israeli was killed and another was wounded in the attack. Israeli police shot and killed the two terrorists and accidentally shot and killed an Israeli who was trying to stop the terrorists.

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