The celebration is not unexpected, but no less appalling. And according to this report, the murders were the work of a member of the “moderate” ruling Fatah party’s Al-Aqsa Martyr’s Brigades. More on this story. “Palestinian Group Claims Responsibility for Killing 5 Zionists”, from Fars News Agency, March 13 (thanks to Tziona):
TEHRAN (FNA)- A newly formed Palestinian group named after Imad Mugniyah – the slain Hezbollah commander assassinated by Israel three years ago – and affiliated to the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Fatah movement, on Saturday claimed responsibility for the killing of five Zionists near the West Bank city of Nablus.
A member of the al-Aqsa Brigades attacked a house in the Itamar settlement, South of Nablus, the group said in a statement on Saturday.
He managed to kill all the five Zionists who were in the house on Saturday morning, the statement added, mentioning that the Palestinian combatant has returned home safely after conducting his mission successfully.
The operation was a natural response to the crimes of the Zionist regime against the Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the statement added. …