Shooting victim: We were saved by a miracle

Eitan Finkel, who was wounded in last night's terror shooting, recalls the harrowing moments of the attack.

Hezki Baruch , | updated: 11:53

Eitan Finkel, wounded in shooting attack in Gush Etzion
Eitan Finkel, wounded in shooting attack in Gush Etzion
Hezki Baruch

The survivor of Saturday night’s terror attack in Gush Etzion spoke with reporters on Sunday, recalling the harrowing moments that nearly ended his life.

Eitan Finkel, 30, was wounded Saturday when a terrorist opened fire on his family as they drove through the “T” intersection between east and west Gush Etzion.

“We got to the ‘T’ junction in Gush Etzion. To my surprise, we saw a terrorist standing right across from us, carrying a gun, but he failed to shoot us. It was a tremendous miracle for us. After we turned he opened fire on us. My wife screamed ‘drive, drive, floor it.’”

“I asked my wife afterwards how the children are. I kept driving some 10 minutes, until I saw an army jeep, and stopped. During the whole drive I didn’t feel my leg, or that my shoe was filling up with blood. My wife jumped out of the car and called the soldiers over, and from there I was evacuated to the hospital. God performed a big miracle for us.”

Finkel is now recovering from his wounds in the Shaarei Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem.

Just last week the Finkels welcomed two new additions to the family – twin babies who, like their older siblings, were in the car at the time of the attack but were not injured.



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