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Lapid praises men who took down terrorist after stabbing yesterday

Prime Minister Yair Lapid (center) meets with Haim Naim (right) and Meshi Ben Ami at his office in Jerusalem, July 20, 2022. (Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO)
Prime Minister Yair Lapid (center) meets with Haim Naim (right) and Meshi Ben Ami at his office in Jerusalem, July 20, 2022. (Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO)

Prime Minister Yair Lapid meets with Haim Naim and Meshi Ben Ami, the two civilians who helped stop a terrorist who stabbed a man on a bus in Jerusalem yesterday.

“It is difficult to imagine but were it not for the two of you – civilians would be dead,” Lapid tells them. “You saved lives. This is a civic obligation.”

Lapid awards them both certificates of appreciation.

“Very few people are capable of having both the fortitude and the courage to respond,” he says. “The terrorist started stabbing and you Haim threw a rock at him and took him down, and you Meshi used your weapon and neutralized him. This was courageous and very impressive.”

The Israeli victim was moderately hurt in the attack and the Palestinian attacker was shot and wounded by Ben Ami and taken to the hospital.

 

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