President calls wife of Yavneh stabbing victim, hails him as ‘hero’
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President calls wife of Yavneh stabbing victim, hails him as ‘hero’

Rivlin tells Sigalit Nehemiah the whole country is praying for husband Niv, whose condition has improved but remains critical

Police and medics respond to a stabbing in a supermarket in the central Israeli city of Yavneh on August 2, 2017. (United Hatzalah)
Police and medics respond to a stabbing in a supermarket in the central Israeli city of Yavneh on August 2, 2017. (United Hatzalah)

President Reuven Rivlin on Friday phoned the wife of a man seriously wounded in a stabbing attack in the central Israeli city of Yavneh on Wednesday, hailing Niv Nehemiah as a “hero.”

Rivlin told Sigalit Nehemiah the whole country was praying for her husband’s recovery, as doctors said his condition was slightly improving, though it remained life-threatening.

“We wish with all our heart for his speedy recovery, and pray that everything will turn out well and that it will return to normal,” Rivlin said, according to Hebrew media.

Niv Nehemiah was stabbed and critically wounded by a Palestinian teenager at a supermarket in Yavneh on Wednesday morning in an apparent terror attack.

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