Elad victim reportedly in WhatsApp group that organized ferrying of illegal workers

Oren Ben Yiftah, who drove a pair of Palestinian terrorists to Elad before they murdered him and proceeded to kill two others, was part of a WhatsApp group that organized the ferrying of illegal Palestinian workers, Channel 12 reports.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians are estimated to cross the security barrier illegally to work in Israel. The IDF has sought to crack down on the phenomenon during the recent wave of attacks, after long turning a blind eye due to the belief that there was a joint Israeli and Palestinian interest in allowing in cheap labor.

Yiftah received a message on the day of the attack updating him that two Palestinians had crossed illegally from the West Bank and were waiting for a ride, Channel 12 says.

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