A number of knife attacks and other altercations of terrorism over the last month have killed nine individuals and injured more than 70 Israelis. Israeli authorities have blamed Palestinian groups and the official leadership of expanding “a hate culture” on the streets.
“Yusef actively abetted and provoked terrorism, as well as publicly encouraged and praised attacks on Israelis,” the press release reads.
A new wave of violence in the decades-long regional conflict was recently sparked by skirmishes between Palestinian and Israeli security forces at East Jerusalem’s Temple Mount holy site in September.
Hamas reportedly called a killing of an Israeli soldier on Sunday a "natural response" and "heroic," as well as a reaction to the "cold-blooded executions of the military of the occupation."
Gaza-ruling Hamas, classified as a terrorist organization by a number of countries including Israel, the United States, Egypt and EU member states, demands that Israel withdraws from the territories it seized during the 1967 Six-Day War, and which Palestinians see as their historic lands.