Israeli police are conducting a manhunt on Friday the day after a fatal attack on three people in the suburbs of Tel Aviv, perpetrated on the anniversary of the creation of the Jewish state.
The sixth for 6 weeks
This attack - the sixth targeting Israelis since March 22 - occurred in Elad, where some of the 50,000 inhabitants are ultra-Orthodox Jews, in the center of the country.
Police appealed for information on the assailants' hideout, releasing photos and names of two Palestinians suspected of carrying out the attack, which also injured four, three of them seriously, according to Magen David Adom (MDA ), the Israeli equivalent of the Red Cross.
The two wanted men, Assad Youssef Al-Rafai, 19, and Tzabhi Amad Abu Shakir, 20, are from the village of Rummanah in the northern occupied West Bank, according to a police statement.
Two fifty-year-olds who died
The three victims of the attack are Yonatan Habakuk, 44, and Boaz Gol, 49, both residents of Elad, and Oren Ben Yiftah, 35, a resident of Lod (center), Israeli Prime Minister Naftali announced on Twitter. Bennett, adding that "terrorists and their supporters will pay the price."
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz announced the closure until Sunday of the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank in order to "avoid the flight of terrorists" to this Palestinian territory.
Rising tensions since early March
In total, since March 22, 18 people have been killed in anti-Israeli attacks, perpetrated by Israeli Arabs and Palestinians.
In the wake of the first attacks, Israeli forces carried out a series of operations in the occupied West Bank.
At least 26 Palestinians, including attackers, were killed.
And clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians have left nearly 300 injured in recent weeks on the esplanade of the Mosques, located in the Palestinian part of Jerusalem, occupied since 1967 by Israel.
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