The pursuit of two Palestinian terrorists who had killed three Israeli civilians with an ax and wounded seven more with an ax in Israel’s city of Elad a few hours ago took place on Friday morning. Israeli security forces have released the names of two suspects.
Yonatan Havakuk, Boaz Gol and Oren Ben Yiftah were attacked with axes and knives in two places in the city where celebrations were held near the end of Israeli Independence Day.
All three men were young fathers, leaving behind 16 orphans. Seven more were injured in the attack, two of whom are still fighting for their lives on Friday morning.
It comes amid the midst of an Israeli terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 18 people.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with senior defense officials on Friday morning to assess the situation.
PM Bennett: Our enemies have launched a murderous operation against the Jews. Their goal is to destroy our souls. they will fail We will get our hands on the terrorists and those who help and abet them, and we will make sure they pay the price. My condolences to the families of those killed.
— Prime Minister of Israel (@IsraeliPM) May 5, 2022
“Our enemies have embarked on murderous tactics against Jews wherever they may be. Their purpose is to break our minds, but we will fail,” said Bennett. “We will touch the terrorists and those who work with them. And they will pay the price.”
“We will not succumb to terrorism,” Foreign Minister Yair Rapids said. He added that the attack “gives the mind and the soul.”
“The security forces will catch the murderers and those who sent them to judgment. We will continue to fight for our independence and for the safety of Israeli citizens,” he tweeted.
A Hamas spokeswoman said the attack was “a brave operation that will do a great job for Israel.” “The Palestinian State will do everything it can to defend the al-Aqsa Mosque and continue the fight, and the attack will harm both Zionists and settlers.” “He said. ,”According to Yediot Arronnot newspaper report.
Gaza has distributed sweets to passersby to celebrate the murder, the report said.
On Wednesday, Israeli police said a group of Palestinian terrorists, including Hamas in Gaza dissemination of false information About allegations of Israeli violations at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, a flashpoint that has sparked violent clashes between Palestinian mobs and Israeli police in recent weeks.
that much I mountain The complex with the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Temple of the Dome of the Rock is the most sacred site of Judaism. biblical employee And the third holiest place of Islam.
Hamas leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwarthis week He threatened to build another mosque if Israel “violated” the al-Aqsa mosque. War.