The terrorists who carried out the attack in the haredi city of Elad on Thursday were driven to the city by Oren Ben Yiftach, one of the people they murdered, it was cleared for publication on Friday evening.
The Israel Police said that Ben Yiftach was murdered first by the two terrorists as they started their rampage in the city, attacking passersby with an axe.
A gag order has been imposed on the remaining details of the investigation.
In addition to Ben Yiftach, Yonatan Havakuk and Boaz Gol were also murdered in the attack in Elad.
The three victims were laid to rest on Friday. Four other people were injured in the attack, two of them seriously.
Police on Friday morning identified the terrorists from Elad as Assad Yussef Assad Al-Rafa'i, 19, and Sabhi Imad Sabhi Abu Shakir, 20, residents of Jenin.
The two terrorists did not hold an entry permit into Israel and were considered illegal aliens. The two also had no prior terror background or affiliation with any terrorist organization.
The manhunt for them continues.
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