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The shooting of a rabbi looks more like the work of a trained cell rather than a lone wolf, as Shin Bet figures show terror attacks have tripled since Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

No lone-wolf attack: the guiding hand behind a rabbi’s murder (Haaretz)
AMOS HAREL The fatal shooting of Rabbi Raziel Shevach seems to have been the act of a skilled terror cell, not a random crime of opportunity

Hailing West Bank shooting, Hamas warns of more attacks to come (Times of Israel)
The Hamas terrorist group’s military branch on Tuesday praised a deadly West Bank shooting as “heroic,” saying the killing of an Israeli man, Rabbi Raziel Shevach, near Nablus was a reminder to Israel that “what you feared is coming.”

“The attack in Nablus is the first practical response to remind the enemy’s leaders and those behind them (the United States) that what you feared is coming,” said the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades in a rare statement, according to the Ynet news site. “The West Bank will remain a knife in your body.”

Terror attacks tripled after Trump Jerusalem recognition, Shin Bet stats show (Times of Israel)
Figures released by security service show 249 incidents in December, most of them firebombings, compared to 84 in November

Netanyahu: ‘Only a matter of time’ before drive-by terrorists caught (Ynet)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that “it is only a matter of time” before Israeli security forces lay their hands on the terrorists responsible for Tuesday’s murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach during a drive-by shooting near the outpost Havat Gilad

Photo: Rabbi Raziel Shevach with his family, in an undated photo (Courtesy of the family)

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