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The move saved his, allowing the Mayor of J’lem and his two body guards time enough to jump from their car and to subdue his attacker.

Terror Victim Fought Off Terrorist With Tefillin Bag

Victim of Sunday stabbing attack, recounts his terrifying ordeal – and the surreal moment he recognized his savior as Jerusalem’s mayor.
By Hezki Ezra, Gil Ronen

First Publish: 2/23/2015, 3:20 PM
Avraham Goldschmidt

Avraham Goldschmidt
Hezki Ezra

Avraham Goldschmidt, who suffered moderate wounds Sunday when he was stabbed by a terrorist at Tzahal Square in Jerusalem, told Arutz Sheva Monday that he feels good and is about to be released from hospital. “Thank God, there were no internal injuries and miraculously, there was only a deep cut,” he said.

Speaking from his hospital bed, Goldschmidt added that he has seen the videos of the attack and that “it gives you the feeling that someone is running everything from above and directing things.”

“I had been studying at the old Ramban Synagogue, and I went to my parents’ house in the Jewish Quarter, I prepared to attend a wedding,” he recounted. “I wore Sabbath clothes and came out of the Quarter, and headed toward the exit from the city. I stood at the traffic light in Tzahal Square.

“Suddenly I felt someone pushing me – something – into my body. I still didn’t understand that this was a terror attack. I looked and saw the terrorist standing one meter from me with a knife and getting ready to stab me again. I shouted out that this was a stabbing and people ran away. I hit him with my tefillin bag. He stepped back, I hit him again. I went into the road and maintained eye contact with him. I shouted out that if anyone has a weapon, they should neutralize him.

“With great help of God, mayor Nir Barkat was there with his bodyguard.They were very cool and collected. They understood that this was a terrorist. The bodyguard pointed his gun at the terrorist and he dropped his knife. Then the guard and Barkat tackled him.”

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