Less than one week after being stabbed while protecting Jerusalem citizens near the Old City’s Damascus Gate, recently appointed Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich hailed the wounded police officer as a hero during a Wednesday visit at the capital’s Sha’are Zedek Medical Facility.
In the attack on Hanevi’im Street, the unidentified officer was moderately wounded when a terrorist stabbed him while sitting in his patrol car. Despite his wound, the officer fought and held the assailant until backup arrived and shot the terrorist. During his visit with the unnamed officer and his wife on Wednesday morning, Alsheich praised the man’s self sacrifice.
“This time it was you who defended Jerusalem with your body, literally,” the commissioner said, adding his wishes for a “happy Hannuka” and “complete and speedy recovery.”