שיר לב בראיון ראשון לערוץ 7

Shir Lev, who was badly hit in the face by a stone on her way to spend Shabbat at her parents' home in the town of Psagot, gave her first interview since the attack.

"My health is better after very difficult days," she tells Israel National News-Arutz Sheva. "The recovery from the surgery was difficult. My face is far from looking the way it should and I don't know what the result will be either. The recovery is long and slow, but I am grateful for each little progress I make and today I saw a lot of progress."

Shir says she does not remember the attack, "I woke up in the ER, vomiting blood, suffering terribly and that's where the pain began," she says, recalling the trip to Beit Haria in the town of Psagot, where they were supposed to celebrate her son's birthday. "I sort of remember preparing a questionnaire. I kind of remember that, but after the stones and the ambulance, I don't remember anything."


As a daughter of parents who were founders of Psagot, she chose not to live in a Psagot due to the trauma and mental scars she experienced as a child growing up. Shir said, "There are times when it is not an easy fight, not from stones but from bullets, but there are also many stones. I experienced first-hand that a stone can injure and even kill. It was not guaranteed at all that I would still be here. One millimeter and I might not have been here."

Shir said, "I woke up to 1,500 messages, my eyesight is still not at its best and little by little I am reading and hearing about people who care about me. Before the surgery, I tried to feel that I am not alone and there are people with me who cared and prayed for me."

"The data right now is extremely brutal, but we have to deal with them," she says regarding the security tensions in the entire region. "This means that there should be a much more extensive defense system. If we know that there are stones in this area, a stone can kill, and we should not take it lightly. Of course, we should have the possibility of a swift response, and that we will not be afraid to respond."

In a previous conversation, Shir's mother mentioned that the birthday the family wanted to celebrate was that of Shir's son, who now received his mother as a birthday gift. Now the whole family is waiting for her recovery and for the birthday celebration.

The head of the Binyamin Council, Israel Gantz, said, "Every day the state fails to maintain the safety of its citizens. There seems to be a silent acceptance of the situation. Just last week, in an operation by the Nachala movement, we saw how the political echelon knows how to issue a clear order and how the security establishment mobilizes These motivations must be directed against the rioters and against the population they act on behalf of.

"When the stone throwers meet the IDF's iron fist, it will stop," Gantz emphasized. "This should be a clear and unequivocal task that the state should assign to the army. On behalf of all the residents of Binyamin, I wish dear Shir a complete recovery and give a big hug to her husband Tom and the children."