On the 26th of August, after finishing basic training for four months, I arrived in the Old City of Jerusalem. During a routine shift around 19:00, I heard shouts of "Allahu Akbar." Suddenly, when I turned around, I felt a slight push. I look for a moment at my hands to recognize that there is no tool that can actually endanger me. As soon as he approached I gave him two fists in front of me and fell. He pushed the fighter on my side and came toward me with a plastic box he tried to bring. I have it in my head. Of course I defend myself and pull out my goddess and give it to him in my head Then he started to run away and of course I followed him as he pushed people to get to him so he would not hit other people. During the run I put his foot down and he fell and I fell on him with the weapon and all the operational equipment. We started a physical struggle while beating him with the club. In the head, he pulled a knife out of my pocket and stabbed me in the leg. I did not feel it. I continued beating him until the terrorist stopped. When I was in the hospital, I learned that at the beginning of the incident he pushed me.
David was tattooed October 25, 2018 by artist Edit Ben Gida at the Haifa Museum of Art.