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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.”

“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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