Netanyahu says he was moved by young terror victim’s speech at European Parliament

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke yesterday evening with 14-year-old Ayala Shapira, who was critically injured in a terror attack a few years ago. Two days ago, Shapira spoke at a conference held by the Friends of Judea and Samaria in the European Parliament in Brussels. “I want to thank you on behalf of the Israeli nation,” Netanyahu said.
Shapira and Dagan during the phone call Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

After 14-year-old Ayala Shapira spoke during a conference held by the Friends of Judea and Samaria in the European Parliament, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called her on Wednesday night and thanked her for sharing her story. “You moved me and you moved us a lot because you stated the simple truth,” Netanyahu told her.

Shapira was seriously injured in a terror attack in the West Bank in 2014. During the terror attack, a Molotov cocktail was thrown at her father’s car. On Tuesday of this week, she spoke at the conference in Brussels. “We all heard you,” Netanyahu told her. “You said it in the most convincing way, so true as it is due to your experience, due to your pain and our truth. I want to thank you on behalf of the Israeli nation. Thank you, Ayala.”

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Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan, who invited Shapira to the conference, was present when Netanyahu called the young terror attack survivor. “I can tell you, Prime Minister, that she was a hero despite the pain,” Dagan said. “The flight [for her] wasn’t simple and I’m proud that we have a resident like her and a girl like her living in Samaria.”



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