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An Israeli rescue worker navigates the scene of a terror attack at the Har Nof Synagogue in Jerusalem.

In the Darkest Hour CHW Gives Hope On November 18, 2014, Eitan left his home in Jerusalem and made his way to shul, as he did most mornings. This morning, however, would change the course of Eitan’s life. Two men rushed into the synagogue with knives and a gun during morning prayers, and began attacking everyone inside; Eitan was left fighting for his life. Four men were brutally killed that morning marking one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jerusalem in recent history.

After fighting for his life at Hadassah Hospital following the Har Nof Synagogue attack, Eitan Mualmi returned to the synagogue this April, walking and in full health, for the first time since the attack. Just eight months earlier Eitan was rushed to Hadassah Hospital clinging to life. The medical staff were certain his name would be added to the list of fatalities within

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hours; his injuries were too severe, he would not survive. However, they were determined to save his life. Eitan underwent surgery after surgery during his five month stay at Hadassah, during one of which the doctor successfully saved the arm that was nearly amputated in the attack.

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