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Shooting Attack in Jerusalem Is Another Case of Retributive Violence

A shooting attack at a bus stop at the entrance of Jerusalem this morning killed three and wounded six others, reported the Times of Israel. The two attackers, said to have been brothers and members of Hamas, were killed when two off-duty soldiers and an armed civilian returned fire, according to police officials. According to the Shin Bet domestic security agency, the pair were Hamas members who had been previously jailed for “terror activity.”

The incident became another flashpoint for those in Israel who seek to resume the war in Gaza. National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, rushed to the scene and declared: “This type of incident proves again how much we can’t show weakness, how much we have to speak to Hamas only through intentions, only through the war.” He added that this morning’s shooting attack supports his policy of having more civilians carry guns.

Benny Gantz, a Minister in the War Cabinet, joined in with Ben-Gvir: “This terror attack is further proof of our obligation to continue to fight with strength and determination against murderous terrorism, which threatens our citizens,” he tweeted on X. “In Jerusalem, Gaza, in Judea and Samaria [what Israel’s settlers call the West Bank], and everywhere.”

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