The names of those killed in Friday's terror attack in Neve Tzuf (Halamish) are Yosef Salomon (70), and his children Haya (46) and Elad (36). Their identities had been under a gag order until Saturday night.
The Salomon family, residents of Neve Tzuf in the Binyamin region, had been celebrating the birth of a new grandchild Fridaynight, when 19 year old Omer al-Ebed burst in, stabbing and killing the grandfather Yosef and his children.
Elad's wife locked the children in a side room, likely saving the grisly body count from rising.
An off duty soldier from the Oketz K-9 unit realized what was underway and fired through the windrow, hitting Al-Abed and stopping the attack in progress. Al-Abed is being treated in Petach Tikvah;s Rabin Medical Center.
Al-Abed, who had written on Facebook earlier that "There is no point of living without the Al-Aqsa Mosque," had bought his knife days earlier in preparation of carrying out an attack. He was reportedly connected to Hamas, but was not an active member of the terror group