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August 21, 2017 3:48 pm

Yavne Supermarket Stabbing Victim Recalls Attack, Says Terrorist Asked Him Where Bathroom Was 15 Minutes Prior

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A still image from footage of the Aug. 2 stabbing attack in Yavne. Photo: Screenshot.

Three weeks after being critically wounded by a knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist at a supermarket in Yavne, Niv Nehemiah has spoken to the media for the first time about the experience.

In a written interview published by the Hebrew news site Walla on Monday, Nehemiah — who still has difficulty speaking due to damage done to his vocal cords — wrote, “I feel much better, but there is still a long way to go after all the surgeries I went through.”

Nehemiah — who worked at the supermarket — recounted, “I saw the terrorist around 15 minutes before the incident. He asked me where the bathroom was in the store. I remember everything, from the first stab and the whole struggle between us, until he fled and I fell to the floor to get help.”

Nehemiah is rehabilitating at the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot. He expressed gratitude to all those who had prayed for him and sent well-wishes.

“This very much warmed my heart,” he said.

The terrorist — a 19-year-old Palestinian man from a village near Hebron who had entered Israel illegally — was arrested by police near the scene of the attack.

Watch a video of the attack below (via the Times of Israel):

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