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Family and friends grieve at the funeral of Oren Ben Yiftah

Elad Victim Unknowingly Offered Ride to Terrorists Only to be Killed on Arrival

A total of 16 children were left fatherless Thursday night, May 5, after a terrorist attack in Elad in which Yonatan Habakkuk, father of five, Boaz Gol, father of five, and Oren Ben Yiftach, father of six, were murdered.

The three men were killed by terrorists armed with knives and axes in the central Israel city. Four others were also injured. Others are now dealing with the shock and trauma the attack caused.

One of the victims in Thursday's terror attack drove the terrorists to the scene of the attack under the impression that he was helping by offering him a ride, it was revealed on Friday afternoon. When they arrived, one of the terrorists attacked and killed him.

The families of the three victims are trying to cope with the deaths of their loved ones.

Thousands of people attended the funerals of those killed in the attack in Elad on Friday. Yonatan Habakkuk's funeral left his hometown of Elad towards the Yarkonim Cemetery in Petah Tikva, where he was buried. At the same time, the funeral of Boaz Gol set out from Elad to Jerusalem, where he was laid to rest. Oren Ben Yiftach's funeral took place in Lod, his hometown. (JPost / VFI News)

“God, we ask that You comfort these families and fill them with Your peace during this time.”

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