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

Tuesday, Apr 25 2017

Hadassah Performs World First Two-Robot Repair of Complex Spinal Break

Suffering six broken vertebrae and leg fractures in two places, Mr. Schwartz was brought to the underground hybrid operating room in Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem’s Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower. “In the hybrid room are two robots,” explains Prof. Meir Liebergall, head of Hadassah’s Orthopedic Department. “The more innovative of the two is the Zeego...

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Monday, Apr 24 2017

Hadassah Surgeon Saves Hands of Border Guards

It was cold and dark outside the Lions Gate of the Old City at 4 am on March 13, the day on which Jerusalem citizens were celebrating Purim.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Monday, Apr 24 2017

Hadassah’s New Home Away from Home for Parents with Ill Children

Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus now houses Israel’s first Pediatric Palliative and Supportive Care Center, a home away from home for parents and their children with chronic or terminal diseases.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, Apr 13 2017

Mom Follows in Son’s Footsteps
as Kidney Donor

Meir Holtz donated his kidney to a stranger, not knowing that two months later his mom would follow in his footsteps.

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