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Terrorists told Israeli victim who drove them they were doing renovations at Elad synagogue

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)

Adding some additional information regarding the Elad axe attack, and victim Oren Ben Yiftah’s unwitting transporting of the terrorists to the city, Channel 12 news says that the two killers telephoned Ben Yiftah on Thursday and told him they needed a ride to Elad for work.

They said they were doing urgent renovation work on the synagogue on Yehuda Hanassi Street in Elad, the report says, and Ben Yiftah, who had driven them several times in the past, believed them.

He collected the two from near the security barrier, a short drive to the east of Elad, and drove them to the city. When they got near the synagogue, they attacked him with an axe and a knife. He fought back, injuring one of them, but they overcame him and killed him.

Oren Ben Yiftah, 37, who was killed in the terror attack in Elad on May 5, 2022 (Courtesy)

They then continued their terror rampage, killing two other men. As of Saturday night, they are still on the loose.

They are said to know the city and the surrounding area well.

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