Thousands attended the heartrending levaya on Friday afternoon for Yonatan Havakuk, Boaz Gol, and Oren Ben Yiftah, the three victims of Thursday’s terror attack, held at the site of the attack in Elad.
By Anash.org reporter
Photo credit: Shuki Lerrer / JDN
Thousands attended the heartrending levayos for the three victims of the Elad terror attack on erev Shabbos at the site of the attack in Elad.
Yonatan Havakuk, 44, Boaz Gol, 49, and Oren Ben Yiftah, 35, were murdered Thursday evening by two Palestinian terrorists who attacked a crowd of people with an axe and a knife near a park in the city of Elad towards the end of Israel’s Independence Day. The three men were all fathers who together leave behind 16 orphans.
The terrorists, who were identified as Jenin residents Assad Yussef Assad Al-Rafa’i, 19, and Sabhi Imad Sabhi Abu Shakir, 20, were arrested during scans of the area surrounding Elad by security forces on Sunday morning.
The deaths bring to 19 the number of people killed in terror attacks against Israeli targets since March, in the worst spate of terrorism for years.
At least seven others were wounded in the attack, including three seriously. The public is asked to pray for complete healing for Shai ben Ilana and Chaim ben Sarah, the two victims in critical condition.