Daily Israel Report

"I Started Screaming and Struggling with Him"

Interview with the woman who was attacked by a knife-wielding Arab as she sat in her car with her children.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 11/11/2012, 9:32 PM

Arab with knife
Arab with knife
Israel news photo: Flash 90

The woman who was attacked by a knife-wielding Arab as she sat in her car in Jerusalem told her harrowing story to Arutz Sheva Sunday. She asked not to be identified.

"I sat in the car next to the students' dormitories of the Hebrew University at French Hill," the woman said. "I waited with my children for my husband who was in a meeting in the school when an Arab with a box cutter entered the car."

"I started screaming and we wrestled with the terrorist," she said, adding that her screams drove away the terrorist. "He was frightened by the screams and after he passed the knife over my face, he escaped.

She said that police told her the attack was motivated by nationalist terrorism, and was not just a criminal attempt to steal her car.

"It is not nice to undergo such an experience," she summed up. "I want to return to my routine and I hope it did not affect my children."