A bit over two weeks ago, policepersons were wounded in a stabbing attack at the Herod’s Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City. The policeman who was wounded managed to respond before collapsing, firing at and neutralizing the terrorist. That policeman Baruch Hashem was visited by Jerusalem Police Chief Yoram Halevy, who was able to escort him out of the hospital as he was discharged. The second officer was less seriously wounded.
When asked how he was able to react after being so seriously wounded, Chief Halevy explained “it’s instinct for a policeman in Jerusalem.”
Halevy added that when he first arrived at the hospital, not long after the attack, the medical picture for the officer was a bleak one as he sustained a serious neck injury from the attacker’s knife. However, he is recovering and has made sufficient progress to be discharged.
The policeman, whose name is not released for obvious reasons, thanked the medical team, Chief Halevy and the many other members of the force who were at his bedside during the critical period, as well as Public Security Minister Erdan.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)