On October 12, 2015, an Israeli boy decided to take a bike ride through the Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood of Jerusalem, not realizing two young terrorists – ages 13 and 17 – were also walking through the same neighborhood.
As he rode his bike, the two attackers saw him and stabbed him, and the boy was critically injured.
At the same time, a family – Meital and her two children – walked around the same neighborhood and saw the attack unfold. Terror attacks not only harm the victims, they also instill fear to those who witness the attacks – and watching the young boy’s stabbing traumatized Meital and her kids.
Meital was immediately hospitalized for her trauma, and her two children receive ongoing psychological treatments provided by their school. However, now Meital feels terrified and won’t leave her home, not wanting to risk getting caught in another stabbing attack.
During times of fear, stress, and panic, The Fellowship knows how important it is to let families know we stand with them and that they are not alone. Shortly after the attack, Fellowship staff member Malki met with Meital's husband, Doron, and delivered a $1,000 check to the family to help with medical expenses.
Doron responded, "I want to thank Rabbi Eckstein and The Fellowship for coming to our aid as my family goes through this difficult period. Your gift is extremely helpful. It's comforting to know that there are so many good people standing by our side during these difficult days. May God bless you all.”
The Fellowship continues to deliver grants to victims of terror in our ongoing effort to support Israelis during this wave of terror.