Gazans Jubilant over Terror Attack

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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Following Thursday night's terror attack on Jerusalem's Mercaz HaRav yeshiva (religious seminary) that claimed the lives of eight students, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip celebrated.

Thousands of Gazans filled the streets to rejoice over the attack, handing out sweets to each other and shooting their rifles in the air.

Gaza's mosques were filled with worshippers praising and thanking Allah for the deaths of the Jewish seminary students.

The Hamas terror group issued a statement blessing the terror attack and promising that it wouldn't be the last.

An Israeli Arab terror cell, calling itself the "Galilee Freedom Brigades," claimed responsibility for the attack.

Israeli security officials believe at least one of the gunmen hailed from east Jerusalem, meaning he held a blue Israeli identity card, which gave him free access to anyplace in the country.

The deadly attack came a day after U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice convinced Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to restart peace negotiations with Israel, which the PA suspended due to Israeli counter-terror operations in Gaza last weekend.

Abbas's office issued a statement condemning Thursday's attack.

Source: YNet news service

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