#JeSuisCouteau hashtag meaning “I Am Knife” sweeps Twitter as Muslims cheer fellow Muslim savage who reportedly stabbed as many as 17 people on an Israeli bus and in the streets of Tel Aviv

A hashtag that states ‘I Am Knife’ has begun trending on Twitter as Jew-hating Muslims take to social media to heap praise on a Palestinian Muslim illegal invader who went on a stabbing spree earlier today.

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UK Daily Mail (h/t Linda R)  The messages are an attempt to reappropriate the hashtag of solidarity – #JeSuisCharlie – which swept the world in the wake of the terrorist massacre at the Charlie Hebdo magazine offices.

However, the tweets – often accompanied by illustrations which depict the Palestinian flag and a bloody knife – are being posted in support of the stabber, who was shot by a prison officer after injuring 11 people in a brutal act of violence. It was the latest in a spate of attacks in which Palestinians have used knives, acid and vehicles as weapons in recent months, leaving many dead and injured.

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Passengers on the number 40 bus en route to Tel Aviv University said the assailant, identified by police as a Palestinian from Tulkarm in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, stabbed the driver and then others at the Maariv junction, one of the coastal city’s busiest.

‘The terrorist had murder in his eyes,’ a passenger identified only as Orly said on Israel Radio. The attacker exited the bus after it slowed to a stop and ran down a street along with panicked passengers and pedestrians.

The stabbing is the latest in a type of ‘lone-wolf’ attacks that have plagued Israel in recent months. About a dozen people have been killed in Palestinian attacks, including five people killed with guns and meat cleavers in a bloody assault on a Jerusalem synagogue.

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Hamas, the Islamic militant group that controls the Gaza Strip did not claim responsibility but praised Wednesday’s attack as ‘brave and heroic’ in a tweet by Izzat Risheq, a Hamas leader residing in Qatar.

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