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David Stern, ex-Marine who fired back, says surviving terror shooting was ‘a miracle’
Speaking from his hospital bed, Israeli-American describes slowing his car to give right of way to a pedestrian, who then opened fire
By TOI STAFF
21 March 2023, 8:49 pm
David Stern, an Israeli-American man shot and badly injured on Sunday in a Palestinian terror attack, said Tuesday that it was a “miracle” that he managed to return fire and survive the attack.
Stern, a resident of the Itamar settlement in the northern West Bank, said he was driving with his wife on Route 60 through the Palestinian town of Huwara on their way to Jerusalem, when he stopped to give the right of way to a pedestrian, who then pulled out a gun and fired.
“I noticed he was blocking one hand in a very suspicious way,” Stern recalled from his hospital bed. “I immediately reached for my handgun, the terrorist turned toward us, and we started shooting, almost at the same time.”
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