Soldier wounded in Beit El stabbing discharged from hospital

Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital releases soldier stabbed in attack near Beit El last week.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Site of attack near Beit El
Site of attack near Beit El
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Naveh Rotem, the IDF soldier who was seriously wounded in a terrorist stabbing attack near Beit El a week ago, was released from the hospital Thursday.

He had been treated in Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital with serious injuries to his head and face.

During the past week he was treated by a team of neurosurgery, ENT, plastic and oral and maxillofacial specialists at Hadassah.

Dr. Ido Paldor, a senior neurosurgeon at Hadassah, said upon Naveh's release that "he is going to his home in good condition, strong and smiling, and will continue to be monitored and treated by hospital experts."

Rotem's condition had improved significantly earlier this week. His father, Moti, told Army Radio that "Naveh talks to us and is aware of everything that happened. He remembers how the terrorist came from behind and sprayed him with gas."

"When he got close to him, he was not able to shoot, they rolled, Naveh fought with him, and when he came to turn himself in he was bruised and wounded," the father added.

Moti Rotem emphasized the optimistic message that came from the conversations with his son. "Naveh repeats a single sentence all the time, and this is his message: 'I live, we are strong - and we will win.'"

The father added that in one of his conversations with his son, "Naveh told me, 'I am the one who brought the strength to fight,' and he promised himself that the little girl had defeated the terrorist."