Monday, March 05, 2018

Chasidic Yeshiva Students Reunion With Palestinian Savior

VIN News - Nearly two and a half years after being saved from an angry mob, two Chasidic men arranged a reunion with the Palestinian man who rescued them from what appeared to be certain death.

According to Israel’s News 20, Moshe Lefkowitz and Shlomo Kraus shared an emotional meeting with Faiz Reit in Gush Etzion last week, recalling the frightening moments when Waze directed them into a Palestinian neighborhood while on their way to Mearas Hamachpeila.

Lefkowitz and Kraus were with three other American yeshiva students whose car was set on fire after being surrounded by dozens of stone throwing Palestinians. Reit intervened, sheltering the group in his home until they were rescued by Israeli security forces.

Kraus referred to Reit as an angel as he greeted him warmly saying, “From death to life. You saved us. You brought us back to life.”

“We are all brothers, all of us and we need to live together in the same land and it should be peaceful and good,” replied Reit, who received death threats in the days following the heroic rescue.

The two Chasidic men introduced Reit to their wives, telling him that it was only through his bravery that they lived to marry.  Reit responded by blessing them with good luck, sons and happiness.

Both men bestowed Reit with warm wishes of their own, delivered in Arabic.

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