Stabbing-Attack Survivor Recounts Horrific Ordeal, Offers Empathy to Other Victims (VIDEO)
A victim of a Palestinian stabbing attack described her ordeal in a video released by pro-Israel advocacy group StandWithUs on Monday.
Kay Wilson was touring the Israel National Trail with a friend in December 2010, when they were attacked by two Palestinian terrorists.
Her friend, Kristine Lukin, didn’t survive. But Wilson, who witnessed the killing and herself was stabbed 13 times, played dead — a move that would save her life.
On the video, Wilson recounts the shocking details of the attack, which left her with multiple flesh wounds and broken bones:
It’s like razors over your skin; it’s a hot poker going into your flesh and being tugged out again; it’s like fingernails being ripped off all over your skin. So there’s a physical sensation and then there’s the adrenaline like you’re driving along the freeway and you just miss a car wreck and your whole body floods with the adrenaline. Or it’s like somebody coming up and they pretend to push you over a cliff, you know, that rush you get. But when you’re being stabbed it happens continuously. And then there’s the sudden dry mouth from fear and the shock and the cold, freezing cold, and it doesn’t matter what the weather is outside. And then there’s the sound. In my case, I heard “allahu akbar,” which in that context was very terrifying. And then you have the grunts, the sheer force that breaks bones.
She also imparts some words of wisdom, born of her traumatic experience, to victims of the recent wave of stabbing attacks that has continued unabated in Israel for several weeks.
As a victim of Palestinian Islamist terrorism it is something that will stay with you all your life. There’s no such thing as closure. You will never get over it. But I also want to say, because we’re in Israel, and the Jewish people have always chosen life. And we’re a community and together we can get through this. Because Moses tells us to choose life, and so what I’ve found helpful for me, is not to deny that I was a victim of a terrorist attack, but to choose the word “survivor” … it has more of a purpose.
Watch the full video here: