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(CNSNews.com) – Three days after a U.S. bid to get the U.N. General Assembly to condemn Hamas for the first time ever failed, the terrorist group on Sunday night praised as “heroic” and “blessed” a drive-by shooting in which seven Israelis were wounded – one of them a pregnant 21-year-old.
Hamas said in a statement the “heroic shooting of a group of Israeli soldiers [sic]” near Ramallah reaffirmed the Palestinians’ legitimate right to “resist the occupation” in the face of U.S. administration attempts to “criminalize it.”
Israel - Defense - Forces - IDF - Attackers
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said the attackers opened fire from a moving vehicle at civilians waiting for transport at a junction near Ofra, an Israeli community in disputed territory.
A pregnant woman was evacuated to hospital in Jerusalem with severe wounds to her upper body, while two men in their early 20s sustained wounds described as moderate. Lightly hurt were two 16-year-old girls and two 16-year-old boys.
Jerusalem - Shaare - Zedek - Hospital - Doctors
At Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Hospital, doctors delivered the 30-week baby who was admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit while the mother was reported to be in serious condition.
The IDF said soldiers in the vicinity on the shooting had opened fire in the direction of the assailants’ vehicle, but it sped away. A search was underway for the attackers.
Statement - Hamas - Gaza - Strip - Shooting
In its statement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, said, “We appreciate the blessed shooting,” which demonstrated that “the resistance” is present in the West Bank as well, despite attempts to eradicate it (statement in Arabic).
“The wings of the heroic resistance fighters in the West Bank reflect the roots of the resistance spirit in our people, which will only be extinguished by an end to the continuous Israeli aggression against our holy sites and our people.”
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