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October 14, 2015 12:07 pm

Israeli Heroine, Stabbing Attack Survivor Leaves Hospital With ‘Wounds to Soul That Will Never Heal’ (VIDEO)

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Odele Bennett, as she exits Hadassah Medical Center. Bennett was seriously wounded in a terrorist attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, and her husband was killed. Photo: Screenshot.

Odele Bennett, as she exits Hadassah Medical Center. Bennett was seriously wounded in a terrorist attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, and her husband was killed. Photo: Screenshot.

Odele Bennett, the 22-year-old Israeli mother-of-two who was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on October 3, was released from the hospital yesterday (Tuesday), during what would emerge as the toughest day of the Palestinian terror wave that has washed over Israel since last month.

Bennett — whose husband, Aharon, was killed in the attack (along with Old City resident Rabbi Nehemia Lavi) – left the Hadassah Medical Center on Mount Scopus with her two-and-a-half-year-old son, Natan, in tow. Natan was also injured during the attack, and has been hospitalized with his mother since the tragedy, that occurred 11 days ago.

“It is unfortunate that my injury has come to symbolize the current wave of terrorism,” Bennett told Israeli website nrg from the wheelchair in which she was being escorted off the premises, as her toddler played with toys on the floor nearby.

The “injury” to which she referred consists of 17 stab wounds to her body. She became unwittingly famous for her ordeal, when cellphone camera footage emerged, backing up her story that the Arabs in the shops on the street where she and her husband were attacked merely laughed and spat when she begged for their mercy and their help. She continued to cry out, as she dragged herself to a spot where Border Police could see her, with a knife lodged between her neck and shoulder.

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As a result of the incident, Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered that the shop-keepers in question be investigated, and their stores closed for business until further notice.

“I am certain that the authorities will do everything in their power, to enable us to resume living in security, as we had been used to doing for the past few years,” she said. “I am leaving here wounded and hurt, both emotionally and physically. I am bearing 17 torn ligaments that have not yet healed, and thousands upon thousands of stab wounds to my soul that will never ever heal.”

Asked whether she had any special message for the public during these trying times, Bennett responded, “Through the strength of unity, we will win. We are like one big family – the family of the people of Israel.”

She also thanked Netanyahu and Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan, but gave special thanks to Sara Netanyahu, the wife of the prime minister, for her “assistance and encouragement.”

Watch the interview with Odele Bennett below (Hebrew):

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  • jeremy

    She’s a heroine, blood lust is the “faith” of Islam’s heroin, throughout its history. There are no zoroastrians in any Arab country, at one time they ruled most of them, there are no jews in any Arab country, most Jewish holy books were written by Jews prior to the Ummah’s creation, in languages predating Arabic. The laws of Dhimmi are the most evil laws on earth today, far worse than Chinese anti-female laws, and completely whitewashed by the world media. 56 countries practice them. This is the greatest evil in human kind’s history.

  • Dear Odele,
    I am so sorry that you were injured the way you were – both physically and emotionally and spiritually! I will be praying for you. I hope you find lots of family and friends to help you. I went to an interesting meeting tonight – a synagogue invited a man who works for “Christians United for Israel” to come and speak to us people who live in Los Angeles (in California). The man was so moved – he cared so much – that he even wept a little at the end of his talk. These Christians go and speak in Washington, D.C. and influence decision-makers to care about Israel in various ways – and they teach their college students how to stick up for Israel on college campuses where pro-Palestinian students can sometimes be abusive.

    So, you never know where you might find family!
    I hope your recovery goes well. I will pray for you. Sending you much love,
    Debbie Michels from Los Angeles in California

  • racy we

    Be strong; have courage! AM YISRAEL CHAI!

  • ART

    Time for Israel to seek vengence. As Rabin once said “retaliation seven fold” Take no prisoners and Shutdown arab towns. American Jews better wake up and demand that the democrats force Obama to support Israel

  • Edna

    Dear Adèle Bennett

    May God bless you, and your children, and help you every minute of every day.

    As I am an artist, I decided to paint a canvas with an abstract that I called “The Phoenix” which represents you, and Eretz Israel. It is now framed and hangs on a wall in my home…as a reminder of your strength and fortitude, and know you will, with God’s help overcome these terrible times.

    With lots of love,

    A friend from Canada.

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