The names of the four victims of Tuesday's terrorist shooting attack near Eli have been cleared for publication.
One victim was identified as Harel Masoud, a 21-year-old resident of Yad Binyamin. Another was named as Elisha Antman, a 17-year-old resident of Eli. A third was identified as Ofer Fairman, a 60-year-old resident of Eli. The fourth was identified as Nachman Shmuel Mordoff, a 15-year-old resident of Ahiya.
The Nahal Sorek Regional Council said in a statement: "It is with a heavy heart and great pain, we were informed at this moment that in the severe attack that took place today in the settlement of Eli, Harel Masoud, a resident of Yad Binyamin, was murdered. Harel is the son of Gil and Yael Masoud, and was only 21 years old at the time of his murder."
Council head Shai Reichner said: "There are no words to express the shock and pain we are feeling right now. I and the entire Nahal Sorek community grieve with the Masoud family for this terrible disaster, share in their unimaginable grief and embrace the family."
Yikrat Friedman, a friend of the family, called Harel a "golden child" who is "loved so much. He loved the Land of Israel and its people. He had just been released from combat service and dreamed of settling this land and worked to fulfill his dream together with his friends."
The community of Eli released a statement which reads: "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elisha Antman, who was murdered in today's attack, a resident of the Neve neighborhood in Eli. We share in the family's grief."
Two terrorists committed the deadly attack. The terrorists drove up to a gas station and restaurant near Eli and opened fire, killing four people. A civilian shot and neutralized one of the terrorists. The second terrorist escaped and was found and eliminated by security forces after a two-hour search.
Likud MK Danny Danon called for the launching of a major military operation to destroy terrorist infrastructure in Judea and Samaria following the attack.
'We demand a military operation in Judea and Samaria now. Not later. Now is the time to strike hard and fast. I call on our Prime Minister to order a large-scale military operation and immediately reinstate the security barriers that were removed. The people of Israel are united and support the government, the army and our internal security services in the realization of this urgent program which will save countless innocent lives," Danon said.