'The terrorist ran toward us with a knife'

Victim of car-ramming and stabbing at Kfar Adumim Junction, Rabbi Shmuel Shapira, recounts harrowing moments of Sunday's attack.

Hezki Baruch,

Security forces at scene of Kfar Adumim attack
Security forces at scene of Kfar Adumim attack
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Rabbi Shmuel Shapira, head of the Zvia Eilat yeshiva high-school, was traveling to the capital on Sunday morning when he and his staff were attacked by a knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist. 

As they made their way to a training session, a Palestinian man in a taxi tried to run over Rabbi Shapira and his staff at Kfar Adumim Junction, northeast of Jerusalem. Failing that, he exited his vehicle brandishing a knife. 

"We were en route to Jerusalem; near Mishor Adumim, a yellow Arab taxi went into us, "Rabbi Shapira recounted to Arutz Sheva. "We made a few turns and the car hit us again. As we exited the car to see what was going on, the taxi driver ran toward us with a knife."

"One of the passengers in our car had a gun and managed to shoot him. I was close to the terrorist. I was able to get back into the driver's seat and lock the vehicle. Then, he was hit."

Rabbi Shapira suffered light injuries to his left arm during the attack; he was brought to Hadassah Medical Center for treatment. 

"A Palestinian man at Kfar Adumim junction in a Palestinian taxi tried to run over civilians. When he failed he exited the car with a knife and attempted to stab. The terrorist was shot by a civilian and died of his wounds," a police statement on the attack said.