Scene of Beit Shemesh stabbing
Scene of Beit Shemesh stabbing Spokesperson's unit

Among the first to arrive at the scene of Thursday's stabbing terror attack in Beit Shemesh was Yehuda Dezhichovsky, head of the Hatzalah rescue service in Beit Shemesh.

Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Dezhichovsky said that the fact that only one person was lightly injured was “a miracle.”

The terrorists, he said, “had planned to get on a school bus and commit a massacre. At the very moment they were planning to do that, a young man walked out of the synagogue, and they decided to try and stab him instead." 

"He was stabbed in his upper body, and it's a miracle that he was only lightly injured.”

Magen David Adom paramedics treated the injured victim on the scene, before evacuating him to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. Several other people in the area were treated for shock. 

The two Arab terrorists who attacked the victim were neutralized. Both terrorists were brought to the trauma unit at Hadassah Ein Karem - one later succumbed to his wounds while the other is in critical condition.

Dezhichovsky, and many other Beit Shemesh residents, are fearful that the attack could repeat itself.

“There are hundreds of Arab workers at the construction sites here, and many of them stay illegally in the neighborhood,” he said. “We are very concerned about what is going on here.”