IOF arrests Palestinian pair behind 'Elad' operation
The Israeli occupation forces have arrested the Palestinian pair that carried out the operation in "Elad" in light of a heightened round of oppression carried out against Palestinians.
The Israeli occupation forces have arrested the Palestinian pair behind the "Elad" operation in eastern "Tel Aviv", Israeli media reported on Sunday.
The arrest took place following an extensive manhunt that dragged on for three days, and the two were taken in near Ras Al-Ein located in the eastern part of the Israeli capital.
Assad Al-Rifai, 19, and Sobhi Sobeihat, 20, were arrested 500 meters away from the site of the operation, Israeli media revealed.
They are both from Rummanah, a village in the West Bank 17 km away from Jenin.
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Al Mayadeen correspondent reported Thursday evening that more than three Israelis were wounded in a stabbing operation in "Elad".
Israeli Security Minister Benny Gantz and Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi held consultations following the operation over security concerns.
At the opening of a cabinet meeting on Saturday, occupation Prime Minister Naftali Bennett stressed that the "greatest task" of the Israeli government was "to restore personal security" to Israeli settlers.
Therefore, he said, "I instructed the National Security Council, in coordination with the [Security] Ministry to present to the government an orderly and budgeted plan for the establishment of a national guard, by the end of the month."
The operation carried out on Thursday was the latest in resistance operations conducted against the Israeli occupation in response to the latter's provocations in Al-Aqsa and the rest of occupied territories.
A recent operation has been described by Israeli media as a source of "chaos" in "Tel Aviv" after the IOF failed over and over to capture the Palestinian who was carrying out a shooting operation in a settlement.
Hundreds of police officers and soldiers took to the streets to comb "Tel Aviv" in search of the shooter, with our correspondent reporting that the IOF deployed more than 1,000 soldiers in the city.
Since the beginning of the Islamic month of Ramadan in early April, Israeli suppression and attacks on Palestinians have drastically increased.
Israeli occupation forces suppressed Ramadan Gatherings in the occupied city of Al-Quds, arresting dozens of young Palestinians across the last week on Bab Al-Amoud (Damascus Gate).
The occupation was arresting Palestinians left and right, including children, apprehending upwards of dozens per day.
In response, Palestinians retaliated by carrying out operations in the heart of the occupied areas, resulting in the death of tens of Israelis, including members of the security forces.
The Palestinian resistance and retaliatory acts have struck a chord within the Israeli occupation, causing it to spring to action to counter any form of "threat" to its security and take more oppressive measures after the humiliation it suffered at the hands of a few resistance fighters.