Five suspects were arrested on Monday after an attack claimed by Daesh that occurred the day before in the town of Hadera, located between Tel Aviv and Haifa, in which two 19-year-old Israeli police officers died.
The Israeli police announced that they had carried out searches in the Arab town of Umm el-Fahm, about twenty kilometers from Hadera where the attack took place on Sunday evening, in collaboration with the Israeli security service Shin Beth.
“Following the searches, the police arrested three residents suspected of belonging to a terrorist organization. Two other suspects have been arrested elsewhere,” police said in a statement.
The funeral of the two victims must take place this Monday, March 28. One of the two victims, Shirel Aboukrat, had French and Israeli nationalities, according to the French Embassy in Tel Aviv.
In addition, several injuries are also to be deplored among the population, as confirmed by Dudu Boani, head of the police in the district of Haifa. The attack was claimed by Daesh this Monday morning, through a press release.
An attack in the middle of the Negev
On the images of the surveillance cameras, appear two armed men opening fire in a street of the municipality of Hadera, located in the north of Israel. The assailants were neutralized a few moments later by “two members of the Border Police counterterrorism units who were in a restaurant near the scene of the attack,” an Israeli security source told AFP. One of the terrorists has been identified as Mohammed Abu al-Kiyan, who has already been sentenced for advocating for the terrorist group.
This new attack on Israeli territory comes in the middle of the Negev summit, bringing together many members of international diplomacy. Representatives of the United States, Egypt, the Emirates, Morocco and Bahrain are notably present there in order to consolidate relations between the Jewish state and the countries of the region.