1. Ramadan and the period around it is often a time of escalating Islamic terrorism.
2. Even so this is one of the worst terror death tolls in Israel within such a limited time frame in quite a long time.
3. The wave of terror coincides with Secretary of State Blinken’s visit, the visits of three Arab ministers to discuss a response to Iran, and a growing willingness by Biden to make concessions to Iran’s nuclear program.
4. The two previous attacks were linked to ISIS. But were hailed by a spectrum of Islamic terror groups from the PLO to Hamas to Hezbollah, as I discuss in today’s article, Will Biden Fund ISIS in Israel to Aid the ‘Palestinians’?
Four Israelis were murdered last week by a Muslim terrorist attack at a mall in Beersheba.
Despite the terrorist’s ISIS membership, a Hamas spokesman praised “the executor of the heroic operation” and promised more “heroic operations: stabbings, ramming and shooting” like the car and stabbing spree that killed a Rabbi who ran a soup kitchen and two mothers of three children.
Palestinian Authority media also hailed Mohammad Ghaleb Abu al-Qi’an, the ISIS terrorist shot and killed by an Israeli bus driver who chased him down on foot, as a “martyr”. If the PA follows its usual “Pay to Slay” policy in this case, it won’t just be financially supporting the usual stable of PLO, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad families, but also an ISIS terrorist’s family.
Hamas celebrated the “valor and courage” of the ISIS terrorists as did Islamic Jihad.
Hezbollah, backed by Iran, praised the ISIS attack as an “important and most effective practical response to the infamous and treacherous normalization meetings that some Arab regimes are carrying out with the enemy entity” referring to the anti-Iran summit in Israel with the foreign ministers of Bahrain, UAE, Morocco and Egypt. Iran’s pro-IRGC outlet praised it as a “martyrdom operation”. When it comes to Israel, Iran and ISIS are on the same side. Much as Al Qaeda and Iran were on the same side when it came to the terrorist attacks of September 11.
Attributing the attacks to ISIS may be a partnership or a convenient dodge. Here comes the latest attack which appears to be the deadliest so far.
Five people were killed in a terror attack in Bnei Brak on Tuesday evening.
The shooter’s body was found on Jabotinsky Street after he was shot by a police officer who arrived at the scene on a motorcycle.
Another person was arrested at the scene and investigated on the scene on suspicion of assisting the shooter, and a third person was arrested later on further east on Jabotinsky Street.
The terrorist was a 27-years-old man affiliated with Fatah, from the village of Ya’bad in the northern West Bank. He was jailed for half a year in 2015 for illegal arms dealing and belonging to a terrorist group, and had worked illegally at a building site in Bnei Brak.
Fatah is pretty much the PLO and the Palestinian Authority. Candy is probably already being handed out in Ramallah.
Blinken pressured Israel to allow in more residents of the terrorist-occupied territories to enter the country for construction work and other projects. This shows pretty clearly why that cannot be allowed. And why construction projects have to be carefully monitored to screen out terror labor.
Hamas already officially praised the attack.
“The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) blesses the heroic operation against the Zionist occupation soldiers in the so-called ‘Tel Aviv’ area, which led to the killing and wounding of a number of Zionist occupiers, and stresses that all the heroic operations carried out by our Palestinian people, in every inch of our occupied land, comes in the context of the natural and legitimate response to the terrorism of the occupation and its escalating crimes against our land, our people and our sanctities.”