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June 19, 2016 10:46 am

Ahead of Release From Hospital, Israeli Hero Wounded While Confronting Palestinian Perpetrators of Tel Aviv Terrorist Attack Recounts Ordeal (VIDEO)

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Haggai Klein, who tried to stop the Sarona terrorists earlier this month. Photo: Channel 2/Screenshot.

Haggai Klein, who tried to stop the Sarona terrorists earlier this month. Photo: Channel 2/Screenshot.

An Israeli hero wounded in the recent shooting attack at Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market while confronting the terrorists — thus prevening larger-scale carnage — described his experience to Israel’s Channel 2 on Sunday, just before being released from the city’s Ichilov Hospital.

Haggai Klein, 32, recounted the fateful night on June 8, when two Palestinian men dressed in black suits went on a shooting spree, killing four people. This was as Klein happened to be eating a meal at Benedict, a restaurant in the upscale complex.

“Suddenly, I noticed a man shooting, so I tried to topple him… even though I knew it could cost me dearly,” said Klein, whose actions were documented by surveillance cameras on the premises. The footage shows Klein throwing a chair at the terrorists and causing them to pause – and one of them to drop his weapon – while other diners flee the premises.

“My family and I were showered with widespread support and love,” Klein said. “I would like to extend my condolences to the families of those who were killed.”

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“He did his duty,” Klein’s father said last week, after viewing the footage of his son trying to fight off the terrorists. “It moved me very much to see that.”

The attack at the Sarona Market was carried out by two terrorists from the village of Yatta in the Hebron area. In addition to the four people killed, six others were wounded, among them Klein.

Watch his interview (in Hebrew) below:

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  • Linda

    Haggail, is a wonderful man who risked his life to save others. Blessings on him and his family!

  • H. Givon

    Haggai is a hero in a war that most of the world does not understand. Sadly, those who are in denial today will be faced with the same threat.

  • ISLAM is the source of this evil and we need to take note of it as it gets worse.In Islam, all non-Muslims are called unbelievers or infidels. The treatment of the infidels in Islam is divided into two categories. The polytheists, pagans, idolaters and heathens have the choice of converting to Islam or suffer death. The Jews and Christians, whom the Koran calls people of the book, can retain their religion but on the sufferance of accepting humiliation and subjugation to Islam and payment of Jizyah (poll-tax) to the Islamic rulers [For more detail read this article: Unfettered Religious Freedom in Islam – A Fact or Fiction? – by Alamgir Hussain].
    Now, let us have a closer look at what the Koran says about the infidels:-
     Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them(2:191)
     Make war on the infidels living in your neighbourhood (9:123)
     When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them (9:5)
     Kill the Jews and the Christians if they do not convert to Islam or refuse to pay Jizya tax (9:29)
     Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable (3:85)
     The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them (9:30)
     Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam. (5:33)
     The infidels are unclean; do not let them into a mosque (9:28)
     Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies (22:19)
     Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them (47:4)
     The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them (8:65)
     Muslims must not take the infidels as friends (3:28)
     Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an (8:12)
     Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels (8:60)
    The Qur’an certainly proclaims that when the time is appropriate, Muslims must use force to convert the unbelievers to Islam. For the non-Muslims, the alternative to this is to pay the humiliating protection money (Jizya tax) or be killed (by beheading, of course). A militarily dominant Islam, without doubt, precludes the peaceful co-existence with the unbelievers if the Muslims have to abide strictly by the unalterable stipulations of the Qur’an.
    This is why we see very few “moderate” Muslims coming out and speaking against the violence. There is so much overwhelming evidence stacked against them not able to be “moderate” because of the fundamental belief’s of Islam.
    Referenced from Islam-Watch

  • Brian Shapiro

    It says watch the interview but I cannot see it.

  • can i hear video in English or American?

  • Sam Harris

    Bless Haggai!

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