Hamas Says Jewish Couple's Murder Brings Honor To Terror Organization

From The Times of Israel:
Hamas welcomed on Monday the Israeli announcement that five members of its organization were arrested for murdering Naama and Eitam Henkin in the West Bank on Thursday — and again praised the terror attack, vowing there would be more.

In a statement issued Monday night after the Shin Bet security service revealed the arrest of a five-member Hamas cell in Nablus, the terror group did not explicitly take responsibility for the attack that left the couple dead in front of their young children, but promised that “this cell is not the first and will not be the last.”

“The occupation’s announcement of the arrest of the Nablus cell is an honorable announcement for our people and their resistance,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri [pictured] said.

Zuhri added that Israel’s newly announced measures to crack down on the recent wave of terror in Jerusalem and the West Bank “will not succeed in extinguishing the popular uprising [in the West Bank]… The march of resistance carries on, God willing.”

Earlier Monday, the Shin Bet revealed that, in an operation with the Israel Defense Forces and Israel Police, security forces arrested the Palestinian terror cell that killed the Henkins.

The suspects had been taken in for questioning by the Shin Bet and had admitted their involvement in the attack, a Shin Bet statement said, adding that the five cell members are Hamas members from Nablus.

The Israeli couple [pictured], both in their 30s, were driving in their car with their four children when they came under attack from Palestinian gunmen. The two were shot dead in front of their children; the children, all boys, were unharmed.

The investigation has so far revealed that the five cell members each had a specific role, the Shin Bet said. One person was responsible for clearing the way for the car that contained a driver and two gunmen. The fifth member of the cell, its commander, was not in the car.

A number of other people were arrested on suspicion of providing assistance to the cell, the Shin Bet said...

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