One of 10 children, Elad came to Israel in 1985 as part of a programme known as operation Moses which made it possible for African Jews to emigrate to Israel.
"Representatives of the Jewish Agency came to our tiny village and told us how to get to Israel. This was a dream, is a dream, for all Jews. We were told we could get a flight to Israel from Sudan. We walked from our village in Ethiopia to Sudan. This took nearly a year and many people died on the way. I was seven at the time and I remember my brothers carrying me most of the way."