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Police tell public to avoid nature areas near Elad, release new photo of suspects

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Subhi Emad Subhi Abu Shqeir, left, and As’ad Yousef As’ad al-Rifa’i, from a West Bank town near Jenin, the alleged Palestinian perpetrators of the Elad terror attack on May 5, 2022 in which three Israelis were killed and several seriously wounded. (Israel Police)
Subhi Emad Subhi Abu Shqeir, left, and As’ad Yousef As’ad al-Rifa’i, from a West Bank town near Jenin, the alleged Palestinian perpetrators of the Elad terror attack on May 5, 2022 in which three Israelis were killed and several seriously wounded. (Israel Police)

Police ask the public to avoid hiking and visiting nature areas near Elad, where a manhunt for two Palestinian terrorists is taking place.

Helicopters and drones are assisting the security forces in scanning the area, police say.

“The public is asked to refrain from walking and meeting in nature in those areas, which are also closed to vehicular traffic,” a statement says.

Police also publish a more recent photograph of the two suspected Palestinian terrorists, who are accused of killing three and severely wounding several others in the ultra-Orthodox town on Thursday night.

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