(JNS.org) The Hamas terrorist group said that every Israeli is now a legitimate target in the wake of a terror attack that killed a Palestinian toddler.
Hamas has also called for a “day of rage” in order to “protect the al-Aqsa Mosque,” the Jerusalem Post reported. Early on Friday, 18-month-old Palestinian boy Ali Dawabsha was killed and three members of his were family injured when a suspected Jewish extremist threw a Molotov cocktail into their home in the Palestinian village of Duma in the northern West Bank.
Israeli leaders were swift to condemn the attack.
“I am shocked by this horrific, heinous act,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement. “This is a terror attack in every sense of the word. The State of Israel deals forcefully with terror, regardless of who the perpetrators are.”
Netanyahu said that security forces will “use all the resources at their disposal to capture the killers and bring them to justice as soon as possible.”
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said the attack was a “most severe terrorist act that we cannot tolerate, and we condemn in every way.”
Both Netanyahu and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited members of the Dawabsha family.