‘I had this immense responsibility to help’

AN Australian woman currently living in Israel has spoken of her harrowing ordeal when she was caught up in the terrorist attack in Tel Aviv last week that left four people dead.

Megan Bernitz, 22, went to join friends at the Max Brenner cafe inside the popular Sarona Market when “all of a sudden I just heard shooting. It was horrible.

“I looked at him and saw his massive automatic rifle and it was awful. We ran for our lives,” she told The AJN following the attack.

Bernitz, a first responder at Magen David Adom (MDA), was scheduled for a shift the night of the attack.

“I put my uniform on and said, ‘I have to go, I need to go help,’” she said.

“My heart was beating very fast, but I felt like when I put the uniform straight on I had this immense responsibility to help.

“There was no going back. I had to do something.”

Read the full story by Evan Zlatkis in the Australian Jewish News