Hamas hails killing of four settlers in West Bank
Four settlers were killed on Tuesday night when Palestinians opened fire on their car near the West Bank city of Hebron.
"We can confirm there are four dead at the scene," Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. The victims were two men aged 25 and 40 and two women, also aged 25 and 40.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak called the attack "painful and grave." He added he had informed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is on his way to Washington for a meeting with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to renew direct peace talks."The army and the security forces will do everything they can to lay their hands on the murderers," Barak said in a statement.
In the Gaza Strip, Hamas was quick to hail the shooting. "Hamas blesses the Hebron operation and considers it as a normal reaction to the occupation crime and a proof of the failure...to abort the project of resistance, "Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement.