|Police and medics carry Kristine|
This quote from the biblical story of Esther is an important reminder of the part we all play in the history of mankind. The story of Esther is also a reminder of those among us who seek to destroy people groups, take lives, and deny the right of existence to many. 'Terrorism' is no longer an unusual word in our daily lives, and victims of terror continue to increase among us.
Your People My People is committed to bringing into the light, some of the stories of such victims, to increase awareness of the severity of such acts, realising the terrible impact for those who survive and for the families and friends of those who do not survive. This is one of those stories:
Kay, a Jewish immigrant from the UK and Israeli tour guide, knew her only chance to survive was to play dead, even though she could hear her friend being stabbed just a few feet away from her. She wished Kristine would do the same but sadly this was not the case. Once her attackers had moved away, she stumbled 1.2km (3/4 mile) bare-foot, hands bound behind her back, with broken ribs, a punctured lung, and bleeding badly from 12 stab wounds. She made it to a picnic site in the National Park where she began to receive assistance from those who found her. No-one, including the doctors, can understand how she was able to make it so far over rough terrain with those kind of injuries. Kay, as was Kristine, is a strong believer in Jesus. After revisiting the site of the attack some weeks later with officials, she knows it was a miracle.