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Elad terrorists reportedly say they weren’t inspired by Sinwar

Israeli forces secure the area of a terror attack in Elad, on May 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
Israeli forces secure the area of a terror attack in Elad, on May 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

The two terrorists who carried out a recent deadly attack with an axe and knife in the city of Elad say they were not inspired by a speech by Hamas in Gaza chief Yahya Sinwar, reports Army Radio.

As’ad Yousef As’ad al-Rifa’i and Subhi Emad Sbeihat, who killed three people in a terror attack on Independence Day, reportedly told police investigators that they did not even hear a speech by Sinwar — said before their attack — calling on Palestinians to use axes against Israelis.

According to Army Radio, the pair said they set out to kill Israelis as revenge for two of their friends who were killed by IDF fire.

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