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Israeli Wounded in Barcelona Attack Describes Pandemonium

Edna Hajaj, Israeli woman injured in Barcelona terror attack

An Israeli couple from Beersheba were visiting Spain last week when they were caught up in the Barcelona terror attack that left 14 dead and scores more injured. Edna Hajaj tells Israel Hayom of the pandemonium and chaos that swept her and her husband up after the attack:

"We were in the market next to Las Ramblas, on the way to eat at Maccabi Restaurant before flying home, when we heard terrified screams from hundreds of people who had been enjoying themselves when the van sped toward them, trying to murder as many as possible," recalls Edna Hajaj, 57, of Beersheba, who was injured fleeing the terrorist ramming attack in Barcelona Thursday night.

"All of a sudden, there was this wave of hundreds of people who were running away from the street, through the market, to get away from the pandemonium. In my life, I've never seen a frightened crowd flee like that. Some of them were holding children and babies," Hajaj said.

"We heard terrified screams, and my husband and I saw a wave of hundreds of people fleeing the street. My husband grabbed my hand and we started running. I slipped and fell, like many others. Some of them were holding children and babies. Some of the people [who were fleeing] fell on me and trampled me."

"I was hurt in a couple of places on my body and I lost my shoes and my glasses, but my husband didn't lose his head. He lifted me up, and we ran away with hundreds of others from the pandemonium, just walking distance from the market," Hajaj said.

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