Fogel: If I see my attackers again I'll shoot them

Elderly woman who was attacked by three youths in January says that they ruined her life.

police car 298.88 (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])
police car 298.88
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])
Ita Fogel, the elderly woman who was brutally attacked by three youths in Haifa last January, lashed out at her attackers on Thursday, saying that if she ever saw them again, she would shoot them. "If I ever came eye to eye with those who attacked me, I would shoot them, and I have no problem sitting in jail for it," the 68-year-old woman said outside the Haifa Magistrate's Court, just before proceedings against one of the attackers began. "They ruined my life," Fogel continued. "I can't sleep. I have to do physical therapy because they twisted my fingers. I can no longer hear well, I've lost 10 kg, and I'm weaker. They made me an invalid." Fogel's comments came as the Haifa court prepared to hear arguments over a plea bargain for Arik Schechter, 25, one of the three attackers. According to reports, the plea bargain would require that Schechter be convicted of breaking and entering, theft, and attacking with intent to harm. In return, the charges of drug possession would be dropped. In January, Shekter and two of his friends broke into Fogel's home, and demanded that she give them US 30,000 dollars. When the elderly woman said she only had US 1,000 dollars, the three intruders poured detergent on her, electrocuted her with a taser, stole her jewelry, and ransacked her apartment.