Terror attack survivor Adele Banita told Israeli media that during the stabbing spree Saturday night in which her husband and a rabbi were killed, Palestinian bystanders ignored her cries for help and “just laughed and smiled.”
“Arab youths were standing around us, watching and seeing what’s happening, and they didn’t open their mouths; they were only laughing and smiling, just laughed and smiled,” Banita told Israel’s Channel 2 News.
“I was begging for help, ‘Help me! Help me!’” Banita recalled crying out in the Jerusalem alley after she, her husband, their toddler and Rabbi Nehemia Lavi, 41, were attacked.
She said that she at first didn’t understand what was happening.
“I felt something in my back, then I saw my husband Aharon start to struggle with him. Then the terrorist left my husband and came back to me and started stabbing me again,” she said.
In video captured during the moments of the attack that was posted in the Israeli media, a woman’s hysterical cries could be heard loudly, while a shopkeeper is seen drinking a soft drink. Israeli police shot and killed the suspect.
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