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'How I fought the terrorist who attacked me'

Efrat resident who fought off terrorist who stabbed him multiple times recounts 'Hanukkah miracle'.

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Hezki Baruch,

Rafi Lisker
Rafi Lisker
Hezki Baruch

Rafi Lisker, a resident of Efrat who was stabbed multiple times by a terrorist Friday evening, while taking a pre-Sabbath meal stroll with his wife, recounted to Arutz Sheva how he fought off his attacker.

The attack occurred on the main road traversing the Gush Etzion city, which is located only 15 minutes south of Jerusalem and has a large English-speaking population.

"I instinctively just pushed him with all my might." Lisker, who was evacuated to Shaarei Tzdek Medical Center with minor to moderate injuries, said. "At that point it was just him and me."

Lisker described how he faced off against the terrorist. 'I decided to yell at the top of my lungs: 'Terrorist! Terrorist! Terrorist! Save me! Save Me! Save me! At that point he just ran off. I said to myself, he is not going to make my children orphans nor my wife a widow. Not today he isn't."

"This was a personal Hanukkah miracle and also a communal one," Lisker said. "Had he (the terrorist) succeeded in neutralizing me...there is no doubt in my mind that he would have continued with his bloody massacre."