Pregnant stab victim describes shocking attack

Michal Froman recounts being in a state of shock; 'I saw that he had a knife in his hand but I didn't want to believe it.'

Ido Ben-Porat ,

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Michal Froman, the pregnant woman who was stabbed in Tekoa yesterday (Monday), has explained the attack from her point of view.

"He entered the store and began to mumble in Arabic," she told Army Radio. "I tried to kick him out of the store - he was confused and scared. I saw that he had a knife in his hand but I didn't want to believe it.

"When he saw that I had turned towards him, he started to mumble in Arabic and his steps became more focused on his target. He quickly came at me and I raised my hands to protect my face. He tried to stab me once and I fell back, then he succeeded in stabbing me behind my right shoulder. Then he left."

30-year-old Froman was moderately wounded in the attack. MDA medics gave her first aid before evacuating her to Jerusalem's Sha'arei Tzedek Hospital. "I've been living in these communities for 30 years. I imagined this sort of situation, but when you're in one you don't believe it."

She concluded: "There wasn't anyone to kill him. He could have killed me but he only stabbed me once, then ran away. I felt like someone sent him or that he just wanted to cross something off his list. If he wanted to kill me he could have put more effort into it."



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