Matanya Olami was one of the four victims of the terrible terrorist assault on Tuesday.
According to a relative, Matanya was shot at while exiting his car and was subsequently captured in the attack.
The terrorist was hit twice in the leg—once above and once below the knee—by Matanya as he returned fire on him.
He was bleeding from his arteries, as the father of six, Elon Moreh, could see. He was able to create a temporary tourniquet by taking off his Tzitzis, and after being transported to the hospital, he underwent surgery later that day.
Doctors used screws to fix the bones in his foot during the procedure, and Matanya has now started to walk again.
Considering that Matanya’s father, Rabbi Amiram (Ami) Olami, who served as the rabbi of Otniel, was killed in a terrorist shooting incident that took place close to Chevron about 29 years ago, his family’s claim that he has been “given his life back as a present” is no small matter.
The three additional victims of the Eli assault are healing from their wounds.
The Eli security guard who shot the terrorist, Morel Muiz Nakar, is recuperating in a hospital after being hurt during the gunfight.
Nakar is recovering after having surgery.