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Hebron Hero Kills Terrorist, Prevents Knife Attack on Woman Walking to Morning Prayers

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Tzipi Schlisel shows a CBS reporter the scene of her near fatal attack. Photo: Screenshot.

Tzipi Schlisel shows a CBS reporter the scene of her brush with death. Photo: Screenshot.

A woman on her way to morning prayers in Hebron was rescued from a brush with death late last week by a fellow Jew, CBS News reported on Thursday.

Tzipi Schlisel was approached by a knife-wielding Arab, when a man intervened and shot the attacker dead.

“This [is] where a terrorist came with a knife, and the Jew that saved my life stand here and shoot at him,” Schlisel said, pointing to the street still stained with blood. “I feel that it could be my blood here. And I bless God that it’s my enemy’s blood and not mine.”

The aftermath of the attack was caught on video, which shows the man who saved Schlisel, wearing a kippah and a prayer shawl. He holds the gun he used to kill the Arab, as he stands near the dead body of the attacker with Israeli soldiers who arrived at the scene.

About 800 Jews currently live in Hebron among the city’s 170,000 Arabs, according to CBS News.

Schlisel’s father was stabbed to death in his bed by an Arab 17 years ago in the same neighborhood. She said she will not move out of Hebron and vows to never surrender, which is something she said Jews and Arabs have in common. She told CBS News, “We don’t have any other place to live and for us it’s a fight to be or not to be. And when someone fights for his life, he won’t give up.”

Down the road from the scene of Schlisel’s near-fatal attack, Palestinian protesters were caught on camera throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers protecting the Jewish neighborhood. One young Palestinian wearing a mask told CBS News he is not afraid of dying in the violence.

“I want to be a martyr,” he said. “I want to stamp on the heads of Israelis.”

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