Border police officer Sergeant Shadi was on duty at the entrance to one of the holiest sites to the Jewish people, the cave of the matriarchs and patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob and Leah, as well as Adam and Eve are buried.
He was then stabbed by a 19-year-old Muslim Arab who approached the entrance to the holy site.
Sergeant Shadi recalled the incident: “Today during my shift at one of the entrances to the Patriarchs Cave, the suspect walked up to my inspection post. After an initial check the suspect seemed fine, but he was continuously shaking suspiciously, so I began to escort him to a side room for a more thorough checkup. As we were walking to the examination room, the pulls out a knife and tries to stab me. The first time he failed, and the second time he broke his knife.”
The 19-year-old terrorist from the village of Ramadin was arrested and taken to the security forces for questioning.
The Border Police stated: “Sergeant Shadi’s resourcefulness and his determined struggle against the terrorist is what led to his arrest and the fact that the incident ended without casualties, The Border Police adds that the fighters will continue to work resolutely for the lives of visitors and worshipers who visit the site.”
Just hours later, I personally visited the Tomb of the patriarchs and matriarchs, totally clueless that a stabbing attack occured earlier. My visit went smoothly and safely with no incident, as did the visits of all the other visitors who were there at the same time.
While our Arab Muslim enemies try to kill us and instill fear in us to stop visiting our holy sites and living in our ancestral homeland, we do not give them the satisfaction. They have been using violence and terror for over 100 years and yet the Jewish presence, as well as the Jewish state, just grows stronger.
Am Yisrael Chai!