During the wave of terror attacks happening throughout Israel, The Fellowship has been giving grants of 4,000 shekels (roughly $1,034) to victims and their families to help with medical expenses and lost wages from missing work. Moshe was one of those recipients.
On Saturday night, October 4, Moshe, a 15-year-old yeshiva student, had been stabbed in his back, shoulder, and chest near the Damascus Gate while he was on his way to the Western Wall. The attack stopped only when his friend, who was walking with him, sprayed tear gas at the terrorist. Moshe grabbed the legs of the terrorist, who fell to the ground. Moshe then ran about 150 feet and collapsed. The terrorist was killed after the attack.
Moshe was brought to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in moderate condition, where he was immediately operated on. He was released from the hospital on October 7.
Moshe describes the incident: "We had left our yeshiva and were walking when we saw an Arab who seemed as if he was waiting for something to happen. He started running towards us with his hand in his pocket. We started running when I got stuck on the stairs and he began to stab me. I knocked him down with my feet. My friend saw this and came and sprayed him with tear gas. The terrorist started running away."
"My friend started shouting, ‘There's a terrorist attack.’ My other friends came to help me. They called for an ambulance, whose staff applied first aid and then took me to the hospital. I didn't feel as if I was bleeding until I touched my shirt.
“Mayor Nir Barkat came to visit me at the hospital and told me that they killed the terrorist. He told me I'm a hero. I was miraculously saved. I could have died. If my friend hadn't sprayed him with tear gas, the terrorist would have continued to stab me. I thank God that I was saved."
Moshe continues, "From now on I'll carry something for self-defense. I won't walk around on the streets unprotected. The general feeling of Jerusalem residents is that they're afraid to walk around the city."
Moshe's father said, "I want to say thank you very much to Rabbi Eckstein and The Fellowship's donors for this generous donation and the speed with which it was given. It will be put to good use."