It never ends. Israel has reeled from one terror attack to another since March, 18 people were murdered in the 5 attacks in Beer Sheva, Hadera, Bnei Brak, Tel Aviv and Ariel.
This evening another attack was perpetrated by apparently two terrorists in the religious town of Elad, about a 15 minute drive from Petach Tikva. It is situated on the “seam line” between “pre-1967 Israel” and the Arab towns on the other side of the (now irrelevant) “Green Line”. Despite its geographical situation, it has largely been a quiet safe town. Not any more.
This evening the terrorists embarked on a murderous and savage assault on Israeli passersby as they were still celebrating or returning home from Independence Day outings in the local park. The terrorists used an axe and possibly a knife. The situation on the ground is still ongoing and reports are still coming in.
The Jerusalem Post reports:
At least three people were killed and four others injured in a terrorist attack in the Israeli city of Elad near Petah Tikva towards the end of Independence Day.
All three victims were men in their 40s.
Two of the victims aged 60 and 35 were seriously wounded and transported to Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer and Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus sedated and intubated. Another 40-year-old male was moderately wounded and transported to Beilinson, and a 23-year-old male who fought with the terrorists was conveyed in mild condition to the hospital.
MDA Paramedic Alon Rizkan, who arrived at the scene and treated the victims called it “a very difficult call.”
Police were investigating the background of the incident and according to reports, the victims were injured by two men, one wielding an ax, in two different locations including near Elad Amphitheater Park.
Checkpoints were deployed along the city’s main roads while police searched by helicopter for a vehicle that was seen fleeing the scene.
The Elad Municipality asked residents to shelter in place.
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz spoke with IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi following the attack. Israel Police Superintendent Kobi Shabtai arrived at the scene on Thursday evening.
The attack comes toward the end of Independence Day, with many families gathering outdoors to celebrate the country’s 74th anniversary on Thursday evening.
And as expected, the sickening and depraved reaction of Palestinians who celebrated this vicious murder – as they do every time an Israeli loses his life. They are utter perverts who deserve to burn in hell.
I will either update this post or write a separate post as and when more information comes in.
Meanwhile let us pray for refuah shlema for those injured, and may Hashem avenge the blood of the innocent victims who died על קידוש השם.