JERUSALEM — Two assailants said to be armed with a gun and an ax attacked passers-by in an Israeli town on Thursday night, killing at least three, according to initial reports from the police and emergency services.
The attack was the latest in a wave that had already killed 14 people since mid-March.
Several more people were reported to be wounded in the attack in Elad, an ultra-Orthodox town in central Israel.
The attack took place just after nightfall, at the end of Israel’s Independence Day, marking the foundation of the state in 1948. Palestinians mark the establishment of Israel as the Nakba, or catastrophe.