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Israeli Wounded in Palestinian Stabbing Attack Pulls Knife Out of Neck, Turns on Terrorist: ‘I Knew I Had to Fight Back’ (VIDEO)

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The victim of Tuesday's stabbing attack in Petah Tikvah. Photo: Beilinson Medical Center video/Screenshot.

The victim of Tuesday’s stabbing attack in Petah Tikvah. Photo: Beilinson Medical Center video/Screenshot.

“I thought I was going to die,” the victim of Tuesday’s Palestinian stabbing attack in Petah Tikva told Israel’s Channel 2 from his bed at the Beilinson Medical Center.

The approximately 40-year-old, Orthodox, married father-of-five, who had not yet revealed his name to the media, recounted the frightening moments from the time he felt he was being stabbed in the neck, until turning the tables on the terrorist.

When he first felt the knife enter his body twice, he said, “I thought this was it. But then I pulled myself together. I understood it was a terrorist and that I had to fight him to keep him from killing me and other people.”

“It occurs to everyone at some point that such a thing could happen,” he said. “But we don’t obsess over it or spend all our time looking over our shoulders.”

He concluded: “I thought this was my last day [on earth], but I was given my life as a gift, pure and simple. If God hadn’t wanted me to be here, I wouldn’t be here.”

The man was stabbed after entering a store in Petah Tikvah, to collect a charitable donation, according to an earlier report. As soon as he was inside, a Palestinian, later identified as a resident of Qalqilya in the West Bank, came running in after him. The assailant immediately pulled out a large knife and began stabbing the victim in his upper body.

The victim managed then to pull the knife out of his flesh, and flee the store, while the proprietor tackled the terrorist.

At this point, according to Channel 2, the victim returned to the store, picked up the knife with which he had been stabbed and began stabbing the terrorist. The shop-keeper emerged unscathed, while the victim was evacuated to the hospital in moderate condition, and the terrorist was pronounced dead within minutes.

Watch the video of his (Hebrew) interview below:

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  • Gerhard Woest

    This time the demons of allah and muhammad were caught off guard. I praise the Lord and celebrate the life of this Israeli. From a Christian friend in South Africa.

  • The PA will publicize the incident as cold blooded murder of a Palestinian martyr by a cold blooded Jew.

    It all makes perfect sense. If a state has no right to exist, then the people in it have no right to live, let alone kill someone else in self defense.

  • Chris Rettenmoser

    A true hero !!!
    FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • leonard feinman

    I have seen that people can have incredible strength when there is a life at stake. People who would not ordinarily fight, can be pushed too far and finally do retaliate. When wounded, some people will lay down and die, and others figure they will not survive, and then arise.
    I am not sure why this man is so far unidentified, but it could be that he is humble. The thing is, as a soldier, I have seen wounded people who thought they were going to die, tell themselves that if they are going to die, they want to take somebody with them.
    In my opinion, G-d touched this man and gave him the power. Baruch Hashem.

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  • Monty Pogoda

    A MAN after my own heart! Kol Hakavod !!!

  • So thankful to G d for watching overvyou. Praise him and get well right quick!From California.

  • bethy

    Fantastic!! This man has cujones! Great the evil doer is dead. Thank the Lord. Palestinians have so many children trying to outnumber Israeli’s this will do Isreal in..the shear deliberate baby making no contraception it is allot to have ever more children.. then they grow up in “poverty” because they have so many mouths to feed and the men keep impregnating lots of their wives to outnumber Jews.. they are disgusting people. Notice they never protest to the OIL rich who build Dubai rather than help them.. and Israel never points out this fact that OIL wealth is never shared with their arab brethren who desperately need help.. They are all disgusting…

  • NuritG

    Mack the Knife should be converted to “Arab the Knife”

  • Jeremy

    Mazel Tov!

    Another piece of dreck sent to hell.