Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri called on Friday for assassinations of Israeli leaders whom he dubbed "legitimate targets," citing the plot that was foiled by the Israeli Secret Service to assassinate Israel's Foreign Minister, Avigdor Liberman.
"All the leaders of the occupation are considered legitimate targets for resistance. The leaders of the occupation, who are responsible for the killing of women and children and the desecration of holy places, are legitimate targets," Zuhri said in remarks translated by Israel's Channel 10 News.
On Thursday, Israel revealed that Hamas terrorists had been working on a plot to purchase RPG missiles in the Summer, and launch them at Avigdor Liberman's car in order to protest Israel's operation Protective Edge against Hamas.
The alleged terrorists who planned the attack were Ibrahim Salim Mahmoud Zir, 37, Ziad Salim Mahmoud Zir, 35, and Adnan Amin Mahmoud Tzabih, 31, who were all caught while carrying out surveillance on Liberman's home.
Just a few hours after that revelation, Palestinian Arab sources revealed that another series of attacks had been prevented after the ISA busted a large terror cell in Judea and Samaria. In this instance, it was Hamas terrorists, who had been conscripted via Hamas agents in Turkey to commit terror attacks in the region, as well as in Jerusalem.
One Hamas leader, Mahmoud Al-Zahar, said on Sunday that Hamas was intending to widen its terror scope throughout Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria, and that it intends to continue to lead the Palestinian Arab camp which advocates armed struggle until Israel is destroyed.
The comments from Hamas come following the four Jewish worshippers who were brutally axed to death by two Israeli-Arab cousins. The pair decided one day last week that slaughtering Jews while they prayed was the right thing to do for their cause.
As a result of that attack, as well as numerous other attacks in recent weeks, Israeli police and soldiers are out in force in Jerusalem to remind the Palestinian Arabs who live there who Israel belongs to and who is in possession of the real power in the Jewish State.