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IDF Soldier Finds Relief After a Terror Attack


Mid-October, when terror attacks in Israel first started, a terrorist armed with a pistol and knife entered the central bus station in Be'er Sheva where he shot and killed Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Sergeant Omri. The terrorist grabbed Sergeant Omri's gun, and then shot in all directions wounding ten others.

The terrorist managed to run out of the bus station where there was a shootout with police. Five policemen were wounded and the terrorist was neutralized. 

Alon, an IDF soldier serving in an Intelligence Unit, waited in the bus station to return to his base when the attack took place. He was one of the ten victims shot by the terrorist, and the bullet wounded his leg. Alon and the rest of the victims were rushed to the hospital. The doctors needed to perform an emergency surgery to heal Alon’s leg.

Alon now needs to undergo a lengthy rehabilitation process at Tel Hashomer Hospital. He'll need a series of treatments and ongoing physical therapy.

As a part of The Fellowship’s continued support for injured terror victims, Fellowship staff member Stella delivered a $1,000 check to Alon and his mother. 

Alon shares his experience and remembers the attack vividly: "I was talking with my mother on the phone when the attack took place. There was a lot of noise and hysteria. Suddenly I felt a horrible pain in my leg, and I fell down. The shooting shattered my hip bone in my right leg. I was rushed to the hospital for immediate surgery.”

Alon’s mother, who only listened to the attack from the phone, felt helpless as she heard screaming and panic all around her son. She recalls how terrified she felt and how thankful she is that Alon is recovering with help from The Fellowship:

"I heard noise and screaming in the background, and Alon just stopped talking,” she said. “I had no idea what happened.  I can't tell you how worried I was. These days Alon can only go around in a wheelchair. We receive no home care. Alon's father and I are the ones who take care of him. We're so grateful to Rabbi Eckstein and The Fellowship's donors for this assistance during a very difficult time.”

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