A terrorist drove his car into a veteran and another man, injuring both of them in the process. Many people were taken aback after hearing what the veteran had to say to the terrorist just before the attack.
Reportedly, a 17-year-old terrorist drove his car into 70-year-old veteran David, as well as another 35-year-old man. The 35-year-old man was seriously injured and underwent brain surgery to repair the damage. He was listed in stable but serious condition.
David was only slightly injured in the attack and said he was able to avoid being more seriously hurt. “The terrorist drove past me, then made a U-turn, and at that point I understood that he was planning to attack me,” David said. “I realized that I didn’t have time to draw my gun, so I jumped the fence. While I was in the air [jumping the fence], he managed to run into me with his car.”
David recalled that right before the young man drove into him, he smiled at him. That’s when he said one thing that has left readers stunned. “I saw the smile on the terrorist’s face,” he said. “I told him, ‘You’re not going to kill me today.’ I wasn’t afraid.”
The attack took place while David was on a mission. The young man was shot by soldiers after he got out of the truck and attempted to stab them. David told news outlets that he received a call from a U.S. representative following the attack. He wished him a speedy recovery and thanked him for his service in the U.S. Marine Corps.
David is a veteran who served in the IDF for 25 years and rose to the rank of captain. Following his retirement, he became an author. He coauthored “Destiny of Memories: Fire and Rain” and “God’s Chosen, Renaissance” about his experiences serving in war.