Scene of Wednesday's attack
Scene of Wednesday's attackEliran Aharon

For Yedidya Zamora, a top activist in Likud Youth, the fact that his mother was able to walk away from a terror attack in Gush Etzion Wednesday is nothing short of miraculous.

“I was in the Knesset conferring with MK Oren Hazan when my father called,” he told Arutz Sheva. “Hazan took me to the hospital, and we were so relieved to see that she alive after what she went through.”

The victim, Nirit Zamora, was stabbed in the back, with the knife apparently missing her spinal cord by just centimeters. Complicated surgery to remove the blade was completed Wednesday night, after she had been transported to Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem with the knife still in her back. 

The knife had actually penetrated her spinal column, but missed the spinal cord; had it been cut, the woman would probably have been paralyzed, if not killed.

She was then given additional checks to estimate the extent of the wound and the required treatment. On Thursday, doctors said that the surgery had been successful, and that she had shown great improvement overnight.

Zamora told Arutz Sheva Thursday that his mother was feeling much better. “It was a sheer miracle,” said the Beit Hagai resident. “The knife's handle was broken and stuck inside her, but she was able to speak and was conscious throughout. We have been getting calls from ministers and MKs asking about her condition.”

The younger Zamora, a student at a post-graduate yeshiva, is also very politically active, especially in the Likud. “We established many Likud Youth chapters before the last election. I believe in the Likud. We have been able to successfully recruit more and more youths to the movement, and we are getting a lot of support in the political establishment, from the Prime Minister on down.”

Zamora said that he would still patronize the Rami Levy supermarket in Gush Etzion, where the attack took place.

“I was not surprised to hear about the attack,” he said. “But I trust the security establishment to maintain safety there, and I wouldn't hesitate to shop there. The Jewish People must realize that we are stronger than these terrorists because we have God watching out for us. I would like to ask everyone to pray for the health of Nirit Chana Bat Nitza.”