Yavneh stabbing victim regains consciousness
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Yavneh stabbing victim regains consciousness

Niv Nechemia's condition improves, days after terror attack in supermarket left him critically injured

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)

An Israeli man who was critically wounded in a stabbing attack in the central Israeli city of Yavne last week regained consciousness on Sunday, the hospital said.

Niv Nehemiah was stabbed by a Palestinian teenager in a supermarket last Wednesday morning.

The Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot confirmed Sunday that Nehemiah, 43, was awake and his condition was improving.

Nehemiah, who worked at the supermarket, was stocking shelves when the attacker suddenly took out a knife and stabbed him in the upper body.

Though injured, the victim fought off the terrorist and ran, blocking the aisle after him with a handcart, his assailant hot in pursuit.

He suffered stab wounds to the chest, neck and head, according to medical officials.

After the stabbing, the terrorist — Ismail Ibrahim Ismail Abu Aram, 19 — fled the scene and was tackled to the ground by civilians. He was later arrested by security forces.

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