Reservist Saves Family in Terror Attack

Stand for Israel  |  December 19, 2023

ambulance, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem
An ambulance at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem (Photo: Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

On leave from war, Yishai was attacked in the West Bank while driving with his wife and their infant in the back seat. This reservist and father acted quickly, returning fire to defend his family, reports Ynet News:

The IDF has launched a manhunt, setting up roadblocks and conducting searches in the area. In images from the targeted car, shattered windows can be seen, suggesting that the driver fired shots toward the terrorists, possibly in self-defense.

“We passed through Atarot, and trucks were causing a traffic jam. Suddenly, my wife tells me, ‘They’re shooting at us,’ Yishai, on leave from the fighting in Gaza said. “A car overtook us, pulled from the left, and someone with a long weapon shot at me. I returned fire from the driver’s seat. My baby  was in the back, my wife was covered in blood. I wanted to make sure I killed the terrorist but it was more crucial to safeguard my child’s life in the car,” he said.