Israel: Two dead in terrorist attack in Hadera


Two Israelis were killed in a bloody terrorist attack in the northern Israeli city of Hadera on Sunday evening.

Four other people were treated for injuries, said the Israeli rescue service Magen David Adom.

According to media reports, the dead are police officers. One victim is male, the other female.



Videos from a surveillance camera show the two assassinsPhoto: Twitter

Images from surveillance cameras show the two men opening fire on the police officers at a bus stop. Another clip shows one of the assassins disarming one of his victims, a dead woman. A large skull can be seen on the back of his bulletproof vest.

Special forces, who apparently happened to have eaten in a neighboring restaurant, rushed into the street and shot the two attackers.

According to BILD information, the attackers are said to have posed as Israelis with false IDs and then struck. They are said to be Arabs from the north of the country.

Photos circulating on the internet show several handguns, ammunition and knives, which the killers are said to have had with them.


The assassins are said to have had these weapons and others with them

The assassins are said to have had these weapons and others with themPhoto: Police

So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. The radical Islamic terrorist organization Hamas called the cowardly attack a “heroic act”.

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid condemned the act as “disgusting”. It was “an attempt by violent extremists to terrorize and destroy our way of life”.


Armed soldiers secure the crime scene

Heavily armed soldiers secure the crime scenePhoto: Ilia Yefimovich/dpa

The attack took place against the background of a historic meeting of foreign ministers in Israel, which is intended to cement the normalization of relations between Israel and several Arab countries.

At the invitation of Israeli Foreign Minister Jair Lapid, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco are taking part in the meeting in Israel, which lasts until Monday.

It is the second deadly attack within a week. Only on Tuesday did a terrorist murder four people in Beersheba.

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