Mohamad Hisham Khalifeh (محمد هشام خليفة) is the Editor and Managing Director of Al Forqan (الفرقان) newspaper based in Windsor, Ontario.
On November 18, 2014 2:27pm Mohamad Hisham Khalifeh posted (originally in Arabic):
They are the heroes, not you. They are the men, not us. They have increased the dignity of all of us with a firm faith that will not bend. What the arms of the heroes are doing in Al-Quds [Jerusalem] and Palestine against the Zionist enemy has the highest level of honour lost by others who are fighting in all areas, except the land of the usurped Palestine, those who claim to be an Islamic State in Syria [ISIS] or the party of God [Hezbollah] in Lebanon, or kings and presidents in all other countries. May Allah give you victory, may Allah support you, O, the sons of stones!!! [Palestinians who partake in the Intifada, or fight against Israel].
In Issue 23, November – December 2014, Al Forqan published an unsigned article titled “The incidents in Al-Quds – is this the spark of a looming intifada?” Here is an excerpt from the article (originally in Arabic):
In light of all this pressure by the occupation, a number of young [Palestinian] Jerusalemites carried out independent vehicular attacks and stabbing operations that caused the death and injury of a number of settlers and soldiers of the occupation. Yehuda Glick, the engineer of storming the Al-Aqsa [mosque], did not escape the bullets of the [Palestinian] Jerusalemites when he was the target of an assassination attempt. He was seriously injured but was saved from death. [The most important operation] was the qualitative attack carried out by two heroes in the Jewish synagogue in which five [six] Zionists were killed, in a natural response to the repeated crimes perpetrated by the Zionist entity against Al-Aqsa Mosque and the residents of Palestine and [the city of] Al-Quds [Jerusalem].
“The qualitative attack” mentioned in Al Forqan’s article refers to the terrorist attack that took place on November 18, 2014, in the Kehilat Bnei Torah in the Har Nof neighborhood in Jerusalem. Two terrorists armed with a handgun and cleavers stormed the synagogue, attacking the Jewish worshippers during the morning prayer. A police officer and five Jewish worshippers were killed in the attack.
The Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) officially claimed responsibility for the attack. The following are excerpts from PFLP’s statement on November 15, 2015:
…the first anniversary of the martyrdom in the path of Allah of our comrades [members of PFLP], the fighters, residents of steadfast community of Jabal Al-Mukaber in [the city of] occupied Al-Quds, that ignites the intifadas, members of the Martyr Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades [military/terror wing of PFLP] , perpetrators of the heroic Dir Yassin Operation in the Jewish synagogue in the occupied [city of] Al-Quds:
The martyr in the path of Allah, the fighter, the comrade [member of PFLP], the hero, Uday Abed Abu Jamal.
The martyr in the path of Allah, the fighter, the comrade [member of PFLP], the hero, Ghassan Mohammad Abu Jamal.