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October 22, 2015 3:00 pm

Heroic Border Policeman to Return to Active Duty Following Miraculous Recovery From Massive Stab Wounds

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Border Policeman Raz Bibi, who managed to neutralize the terrorist who stabbed him in the neck. Photo: Israel Hatzolah/Twitter.

Border Policeman Raz Bibi, who managed to shoot the terrorist who stabbed him in the neck. Photo: Israel Hatzolah/Twitter.

The surge in stabbing and other attacks in Israel since the Jewish New Year last month may have caused some members of the public and media to forget that acts of terrorism were carried out regularly before that as well.

One Israeli who will not forget that fact is Raz Bibi, an IDF soldier with the Border Police, who nearly lost his life on June 21, when he was stabbed in the neck by a Palestinian terrorist.

In spite of his life-threatening wounds, Bibi – who was on duty at the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem — managed to shoot and kill the terrorist before collapsing.

Magen David Adom paramedics who arrived at the scene had to perform CPR on the soldier, who was placed on life support when he arrived at the hospital – along with the terrorist.

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Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat commended Bibi, “who, while injured, kept cool and neutralized the terrorist, thus saving lives and preventing additional injuries.”

The mayor also offered a prayer for Bibi’s recovery.

Barkat, it turns out, got his wish. Bibi has not only recuperated from his critical condition, but in two weeks is returning to full active duty, in the most dangerous areas, reported Israeli website 0404 on Wednesday.

“Thank you all for your support,” Bibi said. “In spite of my severe injury, I will not give up and am returning to serve in the Border Police. [My] thanks to God. Long live the people of Israel.”

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  • Este hombre hizo un acto de amor por defender a su pueblo dando así su propia vida. Dios te bendiga amigo Raz.

  • Yoel Nitzarim

    Such dedication, courage, pride, and high self-esteem is not only heroic but the model of the ethos common in the attitude and life force throughout Israeli society. The critical thinking and resoluteness in acting rationally in spite of one’s predicament as manifested in Raz Bibi’s behaviour even after being severely wounded should be considered a beacon of light for young Israelis to learn about and emulate. What a miraculous story, of a true Israeli hero!

    • Nell Hunter

      What a brave man Bibi is. And I believe that is the example of all Israel. I have not known or heard of any people who so love their land and their people. It is a God given love. I pray for Israel each day. I have been there twice and would go again if my health were better. G-D bless all your people.

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