Her name is Shuva Malka. She is an 18-year-old girl who was stabbed multiple times in the chest on her way to take her end of year high school exams in Civics. Imagine that, right in the middle of the street of the Israeli city of Afula a Muslim terrorist brutally stabbed Shuva NINE times.

Thank G-d she has lived to say thank you to all those who have been praying for her. Her words and smile are electrifying.

Shuva Malka Speaks

“The Jewish people have a lot of strength. We have to overcome with our prayers. That is what strengthened me, and that is what should strengthen all of us together. I give a big hug to everyone. Thank you very much to everyone who has supported us. Thank you to the one above. Thank you.”

Stopping the Terrorist

Tomer MazalTov was the taxi driver who was the hero of the day! MazalTov, which is the Hebrew word for congratulations, followed the attacker and helped the police apprehend him. Police arrived at the scene and identified the terrorist trying to flee. The stabber refused to stop. So police officers shot at the suspect’s legs, and he collapsed to the ground.

Shuva Malka was in very serious condition. Her family had called upon the whole Jewish people to pray for her.

“G-d gave us a great miracle,” said Malka’s mother. “She was on her way to exams when she saw a terrorist with a knife in front of her.”

“He brutally stabbed her several times,” she continued. “I expect the State to take responsibility for the safety of our children, so they that can feel safe while waiting at a bus stop, without having to worry about dangers lurking ahead.”

Thankfully, the family’s prayers have been answered and Shuva is recovering from the multiple stabs to her chest.

The terrorist was identified as Nur a-Din Shinawi, a Jenin resident in his twenties who fled the scene and was caught a short time later.

The Chase

Shooting the Terrorist

Shuva Malka injured after the stabbing