An Israeli security guard who was seriously wounded in a suspected car-ramming attack at a West Bank checkpoint yesterday says he survived only thanks to moving at the last moment.
From his hospital bed, the guard, whose identity has not been cleared for publication, tells Channel 13 news: “My luck is that I moved a step to the right.”
He says he heard another guard saying that a car was coming, and saw the vehicle accelerating toward him at high speed. He doesn’t remember what happened afterward, but says he was told by others that at the last moment he moved a few inches that took him out of the car’s direct path.
“If not I guess I’d have been somewhere else,” he says.
Security forces at the Te’enim Checkpoint near the West Bank city of Tulkarem opened fire and shot the teenage driver, fatally wounding him.