Residents of Tekoa were ordered to stay home Wednesday morning after a 38-year-old woman from the West Bank settlement was lightly injured and evacuated from the scene of a rock ambush after Palestinian attackers allegedly smashed her windows and attempted to physically remove her from the vehicle before she managed to flee the scene.
Seven cars were damaged in the attack after the group of Palestinians threw stones at vehicles driving on the road leading from Tekoa to Har Homa.
"I woke up like every other morning, got up and left for my job in Jerusalem, and that’s when the attack took place," Rivi Lev Ohayon told Ynet. "I managed to miraculously escape a lynching attempt, I'm just traumatized."
"I was the first car in a line of cars 50 meters ahead of the Beit Sahour checkpoint, when I noticed a line of about 10 people forming a human barrier," she said. "They were all holding rocks, and there were another 10 20-something-year-olds behind them. I saw one of them in front of me with a large rock; I told myself that he was going to kill me."
"I considered driving through them, but I figured hitting him would break my windshield and injure me. So I turned around, and that’s when about 10 of them jumped on my car and broke my windshield, while one of them opened my door, I saw my death. He started kicking me, but I managed to lock the door and drive away. I called the police crying and frightened. They told me to wait on the side of the road for an ambulance, but I decided to continue driving until I got home, and the police were waiting for me there," she concluded.
The attack left a 36-year-old man moderatly wounded, but the victim did manage to shoot the terrorist after being stabbed. The terrorist is in serious condition and has been evacuated to Haddasah Medical Center.
According to Magen David Adom paramedic Aharon Adler, who was on the scene, "A 36-year-old man lay moderately injured in the alleys near Lion's Gate with stab wounds to his upper body. Near him lay a 18-year-old woman, seriously wounded, with gunshot wounds to her upper body. We provided the wounded with an initial medical treatment and evacuated them to the Western Wall square on the back of a Magan David Adom ATV."
The attack occured on Hagai Street near the site of last week's stabbing attack