And we spoke up.
Then they came for Asher and Yonatan.
And we spoke up.
Then they came for Ayala Shapira.
Ayala Shapira, the 11-year-old girl who was critically burned in a firebomb attack by Arab terrorists on the family car she was in with her father outside Ma’ale Shomron in Samaria late last December, has given her first interview since the attack that nearly took her life.
Speaking to the children’s magazine “Otiot” in an interview that is to be published next week, Ayala spoke about the night that rudely shifted her life from the pleasant routine of school and play into a struggle of life and death, and which has left her in a hospital bed to this day.
The Arab terrorists lobbed Molotov cocktails at the car from out of the darkness; describing the harrowing event, Ayala recalled “we didn’t see anything before, it was dark. I just saw something burning fly at us and suddenly everything exploded.”
Despite the blaze which turned the car into a lethal inferno, Ayala managed to break free and save her own life.
“It’s kind of funny, because I’m usually not a hero. I’m even relatively a bit of a coward,” Ayala admitted. “The moment the fire caught I knew what I had to do in order to live. I put my right hand into the flames to free the seatbelt. I was on automatic.”
When asked what she thinks should be done to prevent such attacks, the young girl said “I don’t know what I would do, but there are much better ways than to sit in quiet and wait for them to attack us.”
“We need to deal with terror. If they don’t deal with the problem of the terror of the Arabs it will not stop,” she emphasized.
A girl as smart as she is pretty.
I know Netanyahu’s speech before Congress is supposed to be about Iran, but if he can tie in Islamofascism in all its guises, including the targeting of children, he would do Israelis and Americans a great favor.