“This is a massacre and bloodbath that is reminiscent of dark days in the history of Israel”

3 dead, 4 injured in terror attack in Elad in central Israel
Anna Ahronheim and Tzvi Joffre
May 5, 2022

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….”Unfortunately, this incident will be deeply etched in my heart,” said MDA volunteer Moti Tsinvert. “In all my years as an emergency medicine paramedic, I have not encountered such a severe scene of multiple casualties with significant penetrating injuries, residents who went out just to breathe fresh air in the park, and their lives were ended so harshly.” READ MORE

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