Nepalese Caretaker Wounded in Jerusalem Stabbing Attack Recounts Ordeal: ‘I Saw a Lot of Blood’
The 31-year-old woman who was lightly wounded in a Palestinian stabbing attack in Jerusalem on Sunday recounted her ordeal to Israeli news website Walla from her hospital bed at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Hisorai Taplaya, a caretaker from Nepal who has resided as a foreign worker in Israel for the past seven years, described for Walla the moments of the attack.
“I was standing on the street and listening to music in earphones,” Taplaya said in broken Hebrew. “He stabbed me with a knife and ran away. I understood that it was a terrorist attack. I was afraid and looked for someone to help me. I saw a lot of blood. I walked to the other side of the street and a bus driver helped me. He called the police and an ambulance.”
The head of emergency medicine at Shaare Zedek told Walla that Taplaya arrived at the hospital with a stab wound to her lower back. He said that she is being treated and kept under observation until her release, which “should be soon.”
The attack occurred at around 10 a.m. Sunday morning in the Romema neighborhood of the capital, near a bus stop. The terrorist, who was apprehended following an hour-long manhunt in the area, was later identified as a 17-year-old resident of Hebron.
This was the second stabbing attack of the morning in Jerusalem. Less than three hours earlier, Israeli Border Police were attacked by a knife-wielding Palestinian. One of the soldiers was wounded moderately. The terrorist was shot and killed.