Israeli Woman Recounts Surviving Home Invasion by Palestinian Terrorist: ‘I Saw Death Before My Eyes’
An Israeli woman who narrowly escaped a Palestinian terrorist attack recounted her ordeal in an interview with Channel 2 News on Wednesday.
Kiryat Gat resident Liat Ohana described fending off Amjad Hatem al-Jundi, a 20-year-old Palestinian from Yata in the West Bank — who pushed his way into her apartment after stabbing an Israeli soldier across the street and fleeing to her building.
Al-Jundi, who was staying in Israel illegally, stabbed the soldier as he was getting off a bus, and stole his rifle. (The soldier sustained light wounds; Al-Jundi was later killed by police.)
“I came into my house after doing some shopping,” Ohana recalled. “As I was closing the door, the terrorist pushed it open. I saw [his] weapon and immediately understood [what was happening].”
Ohana, who was in the apartment with her mother, said that al-Jundi then started yelling in Arabic, while aiming the gun at them. He tried to shoot her, but there were no bullets in the stolen rifle’s magazine.
“The terrorist entered the kitchen and took a knife, and I immediately ran out [of the apartment],” she said.
Al-Jundi then chased and tried to stab her.
“I fought with him, and… he went back into the apartment,” she continued.
At this point, Ohana grabbed her mother and the two ran out, screaming for help in the stairway, before taking refuge in a neighbor’s apartment.
“I saw death before my eyes,” said Ohana. “I didn’t believe I would escape from that alive.”
Minutes later, Israeli police officers arrived at the scene and shot al-Jundi to death.