Hadassah

Yeshiva Student Won't Abandon Hope of Joining the IDF Despite Terror Attack

Wednesday, Feb 3 2016

Prof. Achmed Eid bids farewell to his patient, Aharon Pomansky.

Aharon Pomansky, 17, was stabbed in the back by Palestinian terrorists next to the Damascus Gate. He was taken to Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus.

On the night of the attack "My brother, my friend and his girlfriend and I were all praying at the Kotel on Shabbat," said Pomansky. "On the way out, via Damascus Gate, I was stabbed in the lower back, left side. I felt the knife go in, but was still able to stand. They ran after my friend and brother. We alerted the border police. I took off my jacket and saw the blood."

Aharon is originally from Brooklyn. He moved to Israel about four months ago and has been studying at a pre-army yeshiva. Despite being brutally attacked by a terrorist, Aharon still plans to enlist in the Israel Defense Force in the hopes of being drafted into an elite combat unit. His brother hopes to follow in Aharon’s footsteps.

“She didn't freak out when she heard that I was stabbed," said Aharon, when asked about his mother’s reaction to the news. "She believes me when I tell her I'm okay. I haven't changed my plans. I'm not giving up the army or praying at the Kotel."

Prof. Achmed Eid, in whose department Aharon was cared for, came to say goodbye and bid his patient farewell and a quick recovery. The perpetrators, Palestinian youth terrorists, have been arrested.

Comments

From: Paul on February 4, 2016
Perhaps if people named 'Pomansky' were joining the Russian or Ukrainian defense forces instead of living as legally privileged colonists in someone else's country there would be no motivation for such attacks.
First Name
Email
Comment
Enter this word:

Related Stories

alt_text

Thursday, Jan 11 2018

Hadassah’s Heart Institute: Innovation at the Forefront

Prof. Chaim Lotan, head of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Heart Institute, has made it a personal objective to foster innovation in cardiovascular technology.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, Jan 11 2018

Medical Clown Nehama’s Blog, Chapter Five: Out of Love

“I met Masha in the surgery waiting room at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem,” says Medical Clown Shira, as she proceeds to convey this story: Masha is a three-year-old girl who lives in Russia. Every three months, she comes to Hadassah for an oncological examination under full anesthesia.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Wednesday, Jan 10 2018

Drug Company Collaborates with Hadassah Liver Specialist in Fighting Liver Disease

Dr. Rifaat Safadi, head of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Liver Unit, in its Institute of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, is collaborating with Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. to explore further the healing effects of a new drug that has proven in preclinical studies to mitigate inflammatory diseases of the liver, such as NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis).

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Wednesday, Jan 10 2018

Bedridden Teen Walks Again, Thanks to First-in-Israel Complex Spinal Surgery at Hadassah

Yusef Rabaya, age 19, spent most of his life in bed at home in Jenin. Born with cerebral palsy (CP), he could sit only if he was propped up. Standing was excruciating and dangerous--and could cause permanent paralysis.

READ MORE ›

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Missions Department

missions@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

support@hadassah.org

More ›

Show More