Brutal Stabbing Ends Up Saving Israeli Man's Life Doctors treating him found a dangerous intestinal tumor By Jenn Gidman, Newser Staff Posted Nov 12, 2015 10:08 AM CST 30 comments Comments Doctors made a startling discovery as they operated on Daniel Cohen. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A father of five who said a Palestinian attacker stabbed and tried to behead him last week at an Israeli bus station tells Radio Kol Chai he's actually glad he got assaulted. "The terror attack saved my life," Daniel Cohen says, per the Times of Israel. Why he's so grateful for the vicious stabbing in Rishon LeZion, which cost him his spleen and part of his liver: When doctors were treating him for his multiple wounds, they found a tumor in his intestines that could have cost him his life. Cohen says "lately I had felt some pains in that area, but I didn't have time to deal with it," per Arutz Sheva. The doctors cut out the tumor while they were operating on Cohen and stitched him back up. "Thank God, I am now in good condition a week later," he says. "If they wouldn't have removed it, it could have gotten worse."