Earlier this week, Mrs. Michal Fruman of Tekoa, who is 4.5 months pregnant, was victim to a Palestinian stabbing attack in the yishuv. B’chasdei Hashem she is recovering in Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
When recalling the attack on Tuesday, 9 Shevat, Mrs. Fruman explained the young man, who appeared strange, came into the second hand clothing store and began “mumbling strange things”. She recounts when the sales girls heard his Arabic accent they instructed him to leave while shouting at her to call security.
She recounts “I did not have my phone with me. I was concerned he would get nervous due to the shouts so I moved closer to him in an effort to understand what he wanted. He came to me with something in his hand and while I realized it was a knife, I did not want to believe it. I stepped back and he missed the first time but hit me in the shoulder the second attempt”.
She explains he only stabbed her once and fled and he could have killed her so she does not believe that was his intentions. She explains that perhaps he was sent or forced to do this.
Following the attack her husband, Shivi Fruman, a son of the late Rabbi Menachem Fruman z”l told reporters the attack in no way changes his hashkafa and belief it is possible to live with the Arabs in peace.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)