Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz described the Elad attack in central Israel as dangerous and vowed to pursue the perpetrators.
3 people were killed and 3 others were critically injured. The result of a stabbing In the settlement of Elad, Thursday evening. The news is good By shooting the stabber, As a result, he was seriously injured.
According to the information, the perpetrator was carrying an ax and stabbed six people in two locations.
According to the correspondent of Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath channels, the police do not rule out the presence of two perpetrators During the operation, one of them stabbed the settlers with an ax and the other shot others.
The Israeli police are investigating the background of the incident, while the Elad municipality has asked residents to stay in their homes. The Israeli police are looking for a car that fled the scene of the attack.
Abbas: To further deterioration of the situation
For his part, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the operation, stressing that the killing of Palestinian and Israeli civilians only leads to a further deterioration of the situation.
Abbas warned against the settlers’ exploitation of this incident to attack the Palestinian people as a reaction, and reiterated his condemnation of the continuous attacks against the Palestinians and their sanctities, which led to escalation and instability.
It is noteworthy that the city of Elad is close to the Green Line, where the Israeli security forces fear that the two perpetrators will flee to the West Bank.
The attack coincided with Israel’s celebration of its founding anniversary, and comes after a series of similar attacks in Israel in recent weeks, by Palestinians or Israeli Arabs.
Washington “strongly” condemns the attack
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken “strongly” condemned the attack, which he described as “horrific,” according to a statement issued by the State Department.
He stressed that the United States stands “firmly” by its Israeli allies.
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