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Stabbed guard: It's a good thing the terrorist didn't enter the city

63-year-old Avraham Yair, who works at security in Ma'ale Adumim, recreates the attack on him, promising to return to work should his health permit.

Noam 'Dabul' Dvir
Published: 08.06.14, 09:36 / Israel News

Avraham Yair, 63, the security guard who was stabbed by a terrorist in Ma'ale Adumim, spoke on Wednesday of the moments of horror. "I tried to get away from him, but the knife was too big. He stabbed me and ran," Yair, who was moderately wounded, said.

 

 

"I was standing a meter and a half away from him; he was with a black plastic bag. I asked him what's in the bag and he pretend to search for something in it, but in reality he was preparing to attack me. My co-workers fired at him, but he managed to get away."

 

He said the suspected the terrorist, who was still at large, "tried to come at us from a direction you don't come in through. We told him to come in from the other side."

 

Yair is a father of four and a grandfather to eight grandkids. He spoke of the minutes after the stabbing, waiting to be evacuated to hospital. "I wasn't afraid. I was fully conscious. You could say I got off easy."

 

Yair went on to say that if his health permits, he would return to working at the Ma'ale Adumim checkpoint.

 

"I've been living there for many years and feel like I'm guarding my kids and grandkids. It's a good thing we checked him carefully and that he stabbed me rather than go into the mall and stabbing children and other people," he said.

 

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