Israeli terror shooting survivor: ‘I saw the rifle barrel pointed at me’

Menachem Ordman called for the Israeli government to launch a counterterror offensive.


One of the survivors of Tuesday’s terrorist shooting in northwestern Samaria recounted the incident, saying that he “saw the barrel of a rifle pointed at me at point-blank range.”

Speaking from his hospital bed on Wednesday before undergoing surgery to remove shrapnel from his arms, 33-year-old Menachem Ordman said that he was sitting in his car when the vehicle with the terrorists pulled up to him.

“They opened heavy fire; it took me a moment to realize that I was still alive. I saw a rifle barrel aimed at me from point-blank range. I was standing at the junction to talk on the phone, and then a car from the opposite lane passed by, from which they fired at me,” the father of five from the Samaria town of Mevo Dotan explained.

“I noticed that I had been wounded, there was blood all over the car. I was sure that I was going to die.”

Four IDF soldiers were lightly wounded during the attack that occurred between the Israeli communities of Hermesh and Mevo Dotan, near the Arab village of Ya’abad.

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The terrorists escaped. The hunt to catch them is ongoing.

“My arms were wounded by bullets, and I will undergo surgery today to remove the shrapnel, and God-willing, I will be released tomorrow,” said Ordman, who is being treated at Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera.

Ordman called for a massive military operation to root out the terrorism in Judea and Samaria.

“I have looked death in the face. They shot at me from point-blank range while I was inside the car. We need to go on the offensive and finish this saga,” he said.

On May 30, a 32-year-old Israeli man was killed in a nearby terrorist shooting, close to the Jewish community of Hermesh in Samaria.