"The terrorist passed through the yeshiva and shot at us. Some of the students hid between the closets. One of my friends jumped on him and made him drop the rifle on the floor. I don't know what happened after that because we ran out of there," recalled 18-year-old Yehuda Tibi of Thursday's terror attack in a Jerusalem rabbinical seminary in which eight were killed and 10 more were wounded. Tibi himself was lightly wounded in the shooting.
The wounded were evacuated to the Shaare Tzedek and Hadassah Ein Kerem hospitals in Jerusalem. Three of those wounded in the attack are still in critical or extremely critical condition, one was moderately wounded and six were sustained light injuries.
Ariel Dela Rosa, 28, who was lightly injured, recounted the minutes of horror: "I was studying in the yeshiva. All of the sudden, I heard some strange sounds. I thought it was firecrackers, but afterwards and I realized it was gunshots.
"When we understood what was going on, we ran into one of the rooms, pushed two tables against the door, shut the lights and lay quietly on the floor. I heard them screaming 'enough, stop.'"
According to Dela Roza, the terrorist confirmed his kills. "He yelled 'Allahu Akbar.' I think he confirmed some of the kills. When I left the room I saw that the bodies had been shot in the head."
Miriam Shulam whose son, Yehuda-Hillel, was moderately injured in the attack said: "My son jumped from the window and injured his back. He told me that when he heard the shots, the rabbi that was teaching the class told them to jump from the balconies outside. The rabbi first helped everyone jump and only after they had all leapt he did the same."
Shulam said that she had told her son that several of his peers were killed but that he had asked not to know their names for the time being.
Other students who were not injured in the incident also came to the hospital. One of them, Yaakov, said: "I saw the terrorist run towards the library. I heard bursts of gunfire. I laid my brother down on the car floorboard and blocked the road so no one could get through.
"You don't even see this amount of gunfire in the movies," he said.
Neta Sela contributed to this report