Hamas celebrates Palestinian terror attack on Israeli bus

Hamas came out and hoodwinked the international community by condemning the attack on Charlie Hebdo, but with the latest terror attack on Israel in Tel Aviv they have come out praising the terrorists.

The IDF reports on the attack:

This morning, January 21, 2015, a Palestinian terrorist injured at least twelve people in a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv. Security forces neutralized the terrorist and are currently searching for additional suspects.

The terrorist, a 23 year old male from the West Bank city of Tulkarem, stabbed several passengers on a bus in central Tel Aviv. According to reports, at least twelve people were injured in the attack, four of them severely.

The suspect was later detained, and casualties were minimized due to the combined efforts of the bus driver, a young Israeli boy riding the bus to school, and members of the Israeli Prison Services in the area.

The terrorist began his attack, and stabbed the bus driver, who simultaneously attempted to defend himself and stop the moving bus. Meanwhile, a young boy on his way to school managed to break a window to allow passengers to escape. He then successfully slowed the terrorist’s attack by throwing his school bag at him as the terrorist headed in his direction, allowing the boy to escape.

The suspect then exited the bus and continued his rampage, indiscriminately stabbing people on the street. He was quickly stopped and detained by Israeli Prison Services, who were heading to a court in the area. A security force office appropriately exhibited his readiness in such a situation; he chased the terrorist, yelled for him to halt, and as he didn’t comply, shot warning shots in the air. As the Palestinian man continued to flee, the security officer successfully stopped him with a non-fatal gun shot to his leg.

Hamas has reacted by celebrating the attack.

Hamas, which condemns terrorism when it’s directed toward the international community, but can’t hide its joy when terror hits Israeli civilians, was quick to congratulate the attack. Izzat al-Risheq a senior Hamas leader, said that “the stabbing attack against Zionists in Tel Aviv is a brave and heroic act.”

Of course this has nothing to do with Islam, or terrorism…it is just a “lone wolf” attack that is random, perpetrated by a crazy nutter.

The Israelis of course know terror when they see it and call it as such. The only time the NZ Herald mentions terrorism is with a direct quote from Benjamin Netanyahu.

“The terrorist attack in Tel Aviv is the direct result of the poisonous incitement being disseminated by the Palestinian Authority against the Jews and their state,” he said. “This same terrorism is trying to attack us in Paris, Brussels and everywhere.”

Why can’t our media call things for what they are in stead of hugging Hamas?


– IDF Blog


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  • Nz front

    Brave boy, he deserves a reward.

  • Albert Lane

    I read in the Daily Mail that the attack has been praised by one of the Hamas leaders – who lives in Qatar. And the Western world, including New Zealand, gives billions in financial aid to Hamas. It would be interesting to find out where it all goes.

    • johnnymanukau.

      Who in NZ gives money to Hamas??? lead me to them.

  • petedude

    There seem to be an awful lot of lone wolf madmen out there who just happen to be Muslim. I can’t figure it out.

    • Adios Africa

      If the analogy had been one bad apple instead of lone wolf, we would have concluded by now the tree itself and perhaps the orchard was infected and needed to be burned.

      • Bwent

        Yet the West does nothing about the Shia Muslims who back Hamas and Hezbollah, enemies of Israel.

        The funny thing is that the Sunni Islamic State does. They actually kill these people, these enemies of Israel, while the rest of you make keyboard war.

        Worth thinking about that next time you are tempted to foam at the mouth, chew the carpet and scream about “Zeee Moooozlims!”

        • Adios Africa

          The word you are struggling to find is ‘teppichfresser’.

          I am not obliged to do anything for Israel today. I am not sure which side you are on- don’t care less. Either way you are unlikely to either add value to either Israel or its many enemies.

          • Bwent

            There is nothing you or I can do to harm Israel, as it is a Nation, not merely Real Estate. The story of Balaam illustrates this (Numbers 23-24). His curses became blessings.

            “He who curses Israel will be cursed, and he who blesses it will be blessed”. You owe the Jews for the bedrock of your civilization – the Mosaic Law of the Old Testament.

            All we can do is destroy, or bless our own country. At this point the Islamic State is aiding Israel. It is destroying the Shia backers of Hamas.

            Let’s leave it alone. When it changes tack, then let’s act.


      • Bwent

        Have a go at 1.2 billion Sunni Muslims if you think you hard enough. Just don’t drag this country into it.


    Surely, the signs ‘Je suis Israel’ will soon flood the media?

  • kiwirog

    A leftish friend sent me an article from the huffington post the other day arguing that free speech has bounds/responsibilities. Link if you want full look


    A taste: “Please get a grip. None of us believes in an untrammelled right to free speech. We all agree there are always going to be lines that, for the purposes of law and order, cannot be crossed; or for the purposes of taste and decency, should not be crossed. We differ only on where those lines should be drawn.

    Has your publication, for example, run cartoons mocking the Holocaust? No? How about caricatures of the 9/11 victims falling from the twin towers? I didn’t think so (and I am glad it hasn’t)”

    But the media loved showing pictures of muslims celebrating in the streets over 9/11 and loves reporting that Hamas is praising the knifing of innocent people.

    Personally, I am glad I have seen these “offensive” images and read these “offensive” stories but their existence is a great counter for the liberals telling us we have to be careful in terms of offending muslims.

  • Benoni

    The non-fatal gun shot to the leg is what our police should be trained to do. Any policeman who shoots and kills a guilty perpetrator will be drummed out of the police force. The way to shoot a perp is to shoot him in the leg and this preserves the policeman’s own career.

    • mike

      Why? At the risk of sounding harsh a dead criminal doesn’t cost us a court case or incarceration. And our Police will only shoot if there is a clear threat to themselves or the public.

    • HR

      You have never shot a gun then. Or never pointed one at someone with the knowledge that you may have to pull the trigger. Most likely, the shot was one of a number that missed, but this particular one managed to strike part of the body. NZ police are trained to shoot to centre mass, as this is the largest target, therefore the most likely area in which to make contact. The thought that people can be trained to shoot crims in the leg or arm is pure Hollywood fantasy.

    • SP

      Have you ever even fired a gun? It can be difficult enough to accurately hit a target with a pistol at any decent range. Have you fired a gun at someone while under the stress of having to make the decision to actually shoot someone? While simultaneously assessing the situation, making instantaneous life and death decisions, worrying about about your own life, bystander’s lives, your family, their livelihood, your job as a Police officer? And at the same time thinking in the back of your mind that if you get it wrong you might hit that innocent bystander or end up being tried by a jury of your ‘peers’ (most worrisome is those 12 might just include idiots like you!) who will have the benefit of 20/20 hindsight? Been in that situation have you? Evolution has endowed human kind with the feature where stress withdraws blood from your extremities (ie your fingers) to allow your larger muscle groups (i.e. your legs) to outrun whatever large toothed carnivore might have been out to eat you. Still think that cop might have enough fine motor skills in his fingers to make an accurate shot? Still think that cop might be able to hit an offender running at them with a knife/machete/hammer/baseball bat in the leg? I can hear it now “Hey mate can you just stop there so I can line up on one of your legs?”. It’s not the movies, its not Robocop, cops don’t have a little heads up targeting display. It’s real life and if a cop has decided to fire his gun it’s pretty clear that things have gone bad and its a tense, stressful and unpredictable situation and good luck to any cop in maintaining their marksmanship. Take Olympic shooters, and they practice all the time, and they can hit a fly off a cow’s nose from 100 meters, but if you put a gun in that cow’s hand, you will get a different reaction from the Olympic shooter.

      Any policeman who shoots and kills a guilty perpetrator and prevents injury or saves the life of another should be celebrated and promoted up the police force. The way to shoot a perp is to incapacitate them and the BEST chance of this is aiming centre mass – THIS preserves the policeman’s own LIFE.

      • HR

        Perhaps you have had someone in the sights once? I got the shakes after I had and the situation de-escalated. Unless you have done it you cannot know the feeling.