New footage from injured medic’s dashcam shows deadly Kiryat Arba attack unfold
Video from car used by paramedic Ofer Ohana, shot and seriously wounded while responding to October 29 assault, shows gunman opening fire and gun battle with Israeli forces
New footage published Tuesday showed a deadly Palestinian terror attack last month in Hebron from the dashboard camera of a medic who was seriously injured while responding to the shooting attack.
Ronen Hanania, a resident of the Kiryat Arba settlement, was shot dead on October 29 while visiting a convenience store located between his hometown and the adjacent city of Hebron.
Several minutes after shooting Hanania and his son Daniel, the attacker — identified as Muhammed Kamel al-Jabari, an apparent member of the Hamas terror group — opened fire on medics and settlement security guards who arrived at the scene to help the pair.
This gunfire seriously injured veteran paramedic and settler activist Ofer Ohana, who was still hospitalized more than three weeks later.
The terrorist was eventually rammed by a security guard and shot dead by an off-duty soldier.
The new footage from Ohana’s dashboard camera, which also includes audio, was incorporated into a three-minute “visual summary” of the attack, published Tuesday by Rescuer without Borders, the first-aid organization for which he volunteers.
The Hebrew-narrated video begins with the dash cam footage of Ohana reaching the scene of the attack and getting out of the car — crossing the frame wearing a white shirt — to treat Hanania and his son.
The footage then shows people scrambling for shelter as the terrorist returns and opens fire again. It then switches to another angle in which Ohana can be seen while he is shot and while he runs away to hide in a nearby home, where another medic saved his life using a tourniquet.
The video then switches back to Ohana’s dashboard camera, showing the gunman nearing the car and firing several more shots. These shots apparently cause an approaching Red Crescent ambulance to quickly flee the scene.
The footage then shows a gunfight between the terrorist and the security guard — combining several angles, including from Ohana’s car and from the guard’s car — culminating in the security guard ramming the assailant with the vehicle and then backing up, allowing the soldier to shoot him dead.
Ohana’s dashboard camera also captured additional security forces arriving at the scene, rescuing a man and his baby daughter who had been hiding inside the convenience store during the attack.
The footage also showed Ohana himself being loaded onto an ambulance with bullets in his abdomen and his hand, before being taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.