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Terrorists who carried out June 8, 2016, shooting attack in Tel Aviv (Photo: courtesy)

Israeli security continues to investigate the terrorist attack that left four dead and many more wounded at a popular Tel Aviv market this week. The Times of Israel reports that the investigation has identified how the two shooters entered Israel, how they were helped, and how they carried out the horrific massacre:

According to a joint investigation by the Shin Bet, IDF and Border Police, the two perpetrators, cousins Muhammad and Khalid Muhamra from the West Bank town of Yatta, left their village just south of Hebron and made their way to the Israeli settlement of Meitar through a wide gap in the security barrier.

The two were already armed, having purchased their weapons — Carl Gustav automatic firearms — in their hometown through an intermediary.

This suspected collaborator was reportedly arrested by Israeli security forces sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed Thursday that a third man had been arrested.

Once on the Israeli side in Meitar, the cousins were assisted by a Palestinian man working illegally in Israel who drove them to the Bedouin town of Segev Shalom, southeast of Beersheba.

This is where, according to the investigation, they changed into the formal attire — suits and ties — which they wore when they carried out the attack...

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