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Stabbing Victim: "I Was Convinced I Wouldn't Make It out Alive"

Stabbing Attack April 3, 2016, Rosh Haayin (Photo: screenshot)

The latest terrorist stabbing in Israel had a better ending than most. Israel Hayom reports that thanks to alert security and passersby, the victim was only slightly injured:

A stabbing attack in the central Israeli city of Rosh Haayin ended with only minor injuries on Sunday, thanks to quick action by a local security guard and passersby.

Around 1 p.m., a security guard at an office building in the Afek Industrial Park in Rosh Haayin heard cries from a nearby road, and saw a knife-wielding Arab woman chasing an Israeli woman.

The attacker, 23, from the nearby Arab village of Kafr Qassem, managed to catch and stab Reut Weizmann, a 30-year-old financial adviser from Kfar Saba, in the hand.

"I had just left a meeting and suddenly I saw an Arab woman," Weizmann, who has a 2-year old daughter, said later. "[The attacker] lunged at me, and I tried to stop her, but she managed to slash my hand. I fell to the ground and kicked her and then I began shouting. I figured that if no one came to the rescue, I wouldn't stand a chance. I was convinced I wouldn't make it out alive. ... I fought her like a lioness. I thought about my little girl, I was sure I wouldn't see her again. I am not particularly religious, but God watched over me and now I keep telling myself, 'Wow, God likes me.'"

The security guard charged at the attacker and drew his gun, but did not fire. With the help of passersby, the terrorist was subdued and her knife was taken.

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