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Widow of Elad terror victim says he fought attacker, allowing others to escape

Yonantan Havakuk, who was killed in the terror attack in Elad on May 5, 2022. (Courtesy)
Yonantan Havakuk, who was killed in the terror attack in Elad on May 5, 2022. (Courtesy)

The widow of a man killed in the Elad attack says her husband fought the terrorist, allowing many people to escape including their 6-year-old son.

“My heart refuses to believe that I was left alone with five orphans. My heart burns that my tender child saw his father in his last moments,” writes Limor Havakuk, whose husband Yonatan was one of three men killed yesterday.

“My husband fought against them with great heroism and saved many lives. He fought with them for long minutes, which allowed many to flee the scene,” she writes in a post in a Facebook group for residents of Elad.

“God bless you, dear and beloved husband. We will miss you very much,” she concludes.

The victims of the axe and knife attack were named earlier as Havakuk, Boaz Gol and Oren Ben Yiftah — all young fathers who between them leave behind 16 children.

The men were slain in the attack that came at the end of Israel’s Independence Day. According to eyewitnesses, two terrorists attacked several people with an axe and a knife at a central park and a nearby road in the largely ultra-Orthodox city.

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