British-Palestinian journalist Abdel Bari Atwan said in a video that was uploaded to his YouTube channel on May 6, 2022 that the previous-day axe murder of three Israeli civilians by Palestinian terrorists in Elad, Israel was a legitimate act of resistance against the Israeli occupation. He said that the attackers are not lone wolves, but "tigers" and "lions" who are "defending their honor" and who are worth "even 100" of the "defeatist Arabs who are watching from the sidelines." He compared the attack to the French resistance to the Nazi occupation and to the American resistance to the British. In addition, Atwan criticized Germany for preventing a pro-Palestinian rally in Berlin, saying that the Germans are not qualified to lecture the Palestinians on antisemitism. Atwan also claimed that the Israelis want to assassinate Hamas' Gaza leader Yahya Sinwar because he called on Palestinians to use axes and cleavers against the Israeli occupation (see MEMRI TV Clip No. 9527). For more videos of Atwan praising recent terrorist attacks in Israel, see MEMRI TV Clips No. 9493 and No. 9469.
Abdel Bari Atwan: "Today, I would like to talk about the operation in Eland [in Israel].
"Now, [Israel] wants to finish off [Hamas Gaza leader Yahya] Sinwar. They want to assassinate him. Why? They say that in his latest speech, he called on the Palestinians to brandish their weapons, and if they have no guns, to use axes and cleavers.
"What do you expect? What do the Palestinians have? Cruise missiles? F-15s? F-16s? Of course not. They must resort to any [available] weapon to fight the occupation, and let me reiterate — this is legitimate.
"Resistance to occupation is stipulated in all divine and man-made laws.
"The Palestinians are exercising their right, like the Germans did, like the French did against the German occupation, like the Americans did against the English occupation, and like the English themselves did against the German occupation.
"This is a legitimate matter. It happened also in South Africa and all over the world.
"This is a basic matter and we must adhere to [this principle]. We must not let them intimidate us by calling this 'antisemitism' or 'terrorism'. After all, you are the ones engaged in terrorism. You are the ones committing Nazi-like acts against the Palestinian people. We are the victims. We are the victims of Nazism."
"Germany prevented a demonstration in solidarity with the Palestinians in Berlin — this is the same Germany that perpetrated the Holocaust and engaged in antisemitism. Now they say that this demonstration is antisemitic, because it is protesting against the Israeli occupation. You are the ones who killed 27 million Russians, and are now participating in the siege on Russia. You are the ones who caused all these tragedies, and are now lecturing us about antisemitism?
"I do not agree with people who talk about 'lone wolves'. No! These are no wolves. They are tigers! They are lions! They are defending their honor. In addition, they are not 'lone', because each of them is worth 10, 20, and even 100 of the defeatist Arabs, who are watching from the sidelines.
"In my opinion, we are experiencing a revival. Nothing unites the Islamic and Arab nations except for the resistance in occupied Palestine."