Two Palestinians are convicted of carrying out a deadly terror attack in the city of Elad last year and sentenced to life in prison.
On May 5, As’ad Yousef As’ad al-Rifa’i, 19, and Subhi Emad Sbeihat, 20, hacked and stabbed three people to death and severely wounded several others.
They were each handed four life sentences for murder and attempted murder and an additional 20 years for related terror offenses by the Lod court.
Al-Rifa’i confessed to security forces that he committed the axe attack with Sbeihat, killing Oren Ben Yiftah, a 35-year-old driver from Lod, and Elad residents Yonatan Havakuk and Boaz Gol, both in their 40s. The pair attacked civilians on city streets and in a park as Israelis celebrated Independence Day with outdoor festivities.