Scene of the Elad terror attack
Scene of the Elad terror attack T.P.S.

The European Union (EU) on Friday condemned a Thursday evening terror attack in Elad which left three fathers dead.

"The European Union condemns the terror attack that took place on Thursday evening in Elad in central Israel during Independence Day celebrations," a statement by the spokesperson read.

"At least 3 civilians were murdered and many more injured.

"Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. We wish a speedy recovery to those injured.

"The EU stands with Israel and its people at this difficult time. This violence must stop. The European Union remains firmly committed to the prevention and fight against terrorism."

Later on Friday, the Embassy of Ukraine in Israel responded, "Israel keeps paying for its Independence with human lives."

"Yesterday's terrorist attack in Elad at the end of Yom Ha'atzmaut (Independence Day) took the lives of the innocent victims, again. Terrorism and violence should be stopped immediately. There should be no mercy for terrorists, either they are persons or organizations or states.

"Our deep condolences to the families of the deceased and we pray for a full recovery of the wounded."