The two Palestinian suspects were arrested after two days on the run

On Thursday, the day of the 74th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, two attackers killed three Israelis and wounded four others in the town of Elad.

On Sunday, after more than 48 hours of intense manhunt, Israeli forces arrested two Palestinians suspected of Thursday in Elad in central Israel, an attack that killed three Israelis.

The two terrorists who killed three Israeli civilians in the Elad attack have been arrestedPolice, the army and the Shin Bet internal security service said in a joint statement. It was found near the city of Elad, located near the city of Tel Aviv.

On Thursday, the day of celebrations for the 74th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, two attackers killed three Israelis and wounded four others in the town of Elad (center), among them 50,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews.

According to eyewitnesses, the attackers jumped out of a car and began attacking passersby with axes before fleeing in the same car. This is the sixth attack targeting Israelis since March 22 in Israel and the West Bank, the Palestinian territories occupied by the Israeli army since 1967.

After the attack, the occupation police launched a manhunt by distributing photos and names of two Palestinians suspected of committing them: Asaad Yousef Al-Rifai, 19, and Sobhi Imad Abu Shqair, 20, from Rummana village in the Jerusalem governorate. Jenin area in the West Bank.

Israel also extended until Sunday its closure on the West Bank and Gaza Strip for a period of time.Prevent the escape of terroristsfor these Palestinian territories.


Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned thatThe terrorists and their supporters will pay the priceElad attack. The Palestinian president and leader of the secular movement, Fatah, Mahmoud Abbas, based in the West Bank, denouncedKilling Israeli civilians“.But the Palestinian Islamic movements Hamas and Islamic Jihad welcomed the attack.”heroicwithout claiming it.

According to them, it was carried out in response to violence in East Jerusalem, the Palestinian part of the holy city occupied by Israel since 1967.Operation Elad testifies to our people’s anger at the occupation’s attacks on holy sites. The storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque cannot go unpunishedHamas, which controls Gaza, a crowded Palestinian enclave that has been under an Israeli blockade for more than 15 years, warned. “The desecration by the occupation forces and settler gangs crossed all the red linesIslamic Jihad added.

current situation

In recent weeks, clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians have left around 300 people injured, most of them in the courtyard of mosques in East Jerusalem. This site is the third place in Islam and houses the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

On Thursday, after Jewish worshipers returned to the Temple Mount, which is also considered the holiest site in Judaism under the name of the Temple Mount, clashes broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police.

Under the undeclared status quo, non-Muslims can go to the square but cannot pray there. An increasing number of Jews go there, and the fact that some of them surreptitiously pray there raises concerns that this status quo will be challenged among many Muslims, despite Israel’s time and time again wishing to preserve it.

In total, since March 22, 18 people have been killed in anti-Israel attacks in Israel and the West Bank, carried out by Israeli and Palestinian Arabs.

In the wake of the first attacks, Israeli forces carried out operations in the West Bank, particularly in the Jenin area where the attackers originated. And killed 27 Palestinians, including attackers.

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