Palestinians reportedly celebrate deadly attack in Jerusalem

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip reportedly celebrated the killing of four worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday by handing out candy and displaying posters of the suspects.

In Rafah, revelers brandished axes and praised the two men -- Ghassan and Oday Abu Jamal -- who killed three Americans and a Briton with meat cleavers and a gun before being shot dead by police, the Jerusalem Post reports.

Palestinian radio reports also described the attackers as “martyrs” while loudspeakers at mosques throughout Gaza offered congratulations.

Online, Hamas-affiliated social media circulated violent and anti-Semitic cartoons praising the attack.

One showed images of terrorists, wielding knives and axes in a room of slaughtered Jews lying in pools of blood, according to the Jerusalem Post.

On Facebook, the Hamas-affiliated Shebab News Agency called the attack a “heroic Jerusalem operation” and posted letters of support.

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