A video surfaced online recently showing family members praising the terrorist responsible for murdering three Israelis and injuring others last week in Tel Aviv.

Speaking before a crowd in the Palestinian city of Jenin, Fathi Hazem—the father of slain terrorist Ra’ad Hazem—said that he is pleased by the actions of his son and that he prays that Allah will also be pleased, according to a report by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). “Make us among the victorious troops who are first to storm the Al-Aqsa mosque,” he said, referring to his son.

Israeli security forces tracked down the 28-year-old and killed him in Jaffa.

According to the report, the father is a former prisoner and has served as a senior officer in the Palestinian Authority’s security services.

Mahmoud Al-Saadi, the terrorist’s uncle, said that his nephew was “modest and polite,” and praised him for directing his rage and courage against the enemy, and not against his fellow Muslims.


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