In the Israel Defense Force Elad served as an officer in the COGAT (Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories) unit, which coordinates aid to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. He first served in the Gaza District Coordinator Liaison, and later in the West Bank city of Hebron. He ended his military service in the Civil Administration Headquarters in Beit El. During his time in the IDF, Elad was directly responsible for the humanitarian goods going into Gaza, and acted as the mediator between the IDF and international organizations. Elad is now studying Economics and Management at Ben Gurion University of the Negev.