By Mark Ellis, Special to ASSIST News Service
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (ANS – February 10, 2016) — An Israeli man stabbed twice in the back by an Arab terrorist on February 3rd recounted his frightening brush with death and miraculous recovery.
Mendy Rivkin was walking with his wife in Jerusalem when a terrorist approached from behind and stabbed him twice in the back, according to The Jewish Voice.
“I went out with my wife to have a meal,” he told reporters. “Suddenly I felt two blows to the shoulder and I felt all the air go out of me. I told my wife that I’d been stabbed twice.
In shock and gasping for breath, Rivkin staggered into a nearby store. “I pushed my wife with me by instinct as I fell. I got the coat off and lay down on it. I was cold. Again I shouted that I’d been stabbed and I felt the life seep out of me,” he recounted.
Rivkin said he saw God’s hand in the swift arrival of paramedics. He credits God and their emergency first aid for preserving his life.
“I got to rise from the dead…maybe just to send this message and say – ‘Guys, this is our land. God gave it to us as a gift. Under no circumstances can we give it up.
Rivkin ceremonial“We must start raising our heads because we are a wonderful nation,” he added. “We need to stand tall because we can beat this thing. We can attack all those who are challenging us.
Rivkin said that while the attack was harrowing, he and the Jewish people must stand together in the fight against the enemies of Israel.
Photo captions: 1) Mendy Rivkin in his hospital bed. 2) Mark Ellis
About the writer: Mark Ellis is senior correspondent for the ASSIST News Service (www.assistnews.net), and also founder of www.GodReports.com, a website that shares stories, testimonies and videos from the church around the world. He is also co-host for “Windows on the World” with ANS founder, Dan Wooding, on the Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network (http://hsbn.tv).