An Israeli woman claims she was assaulted by a Secret Service agent ahead of President Joe Biden's visit to the country earlier this month. Tamar Ben-Haim, 30, says the attack occured as she was walking home through a residential neighborhood in Jerusalem shortly after midnight
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‘I saw death in front of my face’: Israeli woman, 30, reveals how Secret Service agent brutally beat her in unprovoked attack before Biden’s visit to her country – and slams them for ‘covering it up’

  • Tamar Ben-Haim, 30, says the attack occurred earlier this month as she was walking home through a residential neighborhood shortly after midnight
  • A large man approached her, she said, and shockingly began punching her in the chest ‘over and over’  
  • ‘I couldn’t even attempt to defend myself. In my head, I was thinking, ‘you won’t survive this. This is the end of your life,’ she said 
  • The attack took place about a week before President Joe Biden visited the country, where he received Israel’s Presidential Medal of Honor 

An Israeli woman claims she was assaulted by a Secret Service agent ahead of President Joe Biden’s visit to the country earlier this month.

Tamar Ben-Haim, 30, says the attack occurred earlier this month, when she was walking home on a popular street through a residential neighborhood in Jerusalem shortly after midnight. 

A large man approached her, she claims, and shockingly began punching her in the chest ‘over and over,’ she told Fox News. 

Ben-Haim said she ‘felt like a punching bag’ being assaulted by the gun-wielding agent and that ‘I saw death in front of my face’. 

‘Before I could understand what was happening, I felt a hard slap across my face, and he immediately began punching me in the chest,’ Ben-Haim said. 

The attack took place about a week before Biden visited the country, where he received Israel’s Presidential Medal of Honor in a ceremony with Israeli President Isaac Herzog. 

A spokesman for the Secret Service confirmed to Fox News Digital that an agent was ‘allegedly involved in a physical encounter’ while in Israel and sent home after being ‘briefly detained and questioned by Israeli police, who released him without charges.’ 

An Israeli woman claims she was assaulted by a Secret Service agent ahead of President Joe Biden's visit to the country earlier this month. Tamar Ben-Haim, 30, says the attack occured as she was walking home through a residential neighborhood in Jerusalem shortly after midnight

An Israeli woman claims she was assaulted by a Secret Service agent ahead of President Joe Biden’s visit to the country earlier this month. Tamar Ben-Haim, 30, says the attack occured as she was walking home through a residential neighborhood in Jerusalem shortly after midnight

The attack took place about a week before Biden visited the country, where he received Israel's Presidential Medal of Honor in a ceremony with Israeli President Isaac Herzog

The attack took place about a week before Biden visited the country, where he received Israel’s Presidential Medal of Honor in a ceremony with Israeli President Isaac Herzog

Israeli TV claims to have found the two men involved via surveillance footage

Israeli TV claims to have found the two men involved via surveillance footage

Arutz was able to find surveillance footage showing the agent getting out of a bar just moments before the attack

Arutz was able to find surveillance footage showing the agent getting out of a bar just moments before the attack

'The employee was briefly detained and questioned by Israeli police, who released him without charges. The employee has returned to the United States,' the agency said in a statement

‘The employee was briefly detained and questioned by Israeli police, who released him without charges. The employee has returned to the United States,’ the agency said in a statement

* “I saw death in front of my face”: The woman who was attacked by the Biden secret service man, recounts what happened * Tamar Ben-Haim, who was attacked by the American security guard who participated in the preparations for Biden’s visit to Jerusalem, told News 13 about the tragic incident – and now it turns out that the attacker was returned to the US and suspended from his post. She is obviously suffering from trauma after this incident.

Posted by ‎עקיבא קונינגהיים‎ on Friday, July 15, 2022

Ben-Haim told Israeli TV she ‘was in total shock,’ adding ‘he was so strong … I couldn’t even attempt to defend myself. In my head, I was thinking, ‘You won’t survive this. This is the end of your life.’ ‘ 

She was eventually rescued when an armed bystander began to yell at the agent in English. Ben-Haim said it was clear the two knew he each other. She said the other man restrained her attacker, freeing her from his grasp. 

Ben-Haim managed to get photos of the men before calling police as they took off running down the street away from her. 

She says Israeli police never got back to her, all the while she suffered in bed, unable to leave and didn’t even know the identity of her attacker until contacted by Israeli TV for an interview, who said he was part of the service’s Counter Assault Team.  

Ben-Haim says she's weighing legal options and may ask for an expedited visa to spend time with American relatives while she contemplates anything further

Ben-Haim says she’s weighing legal options and may ask for an expedited visa to spend time with American relatives while she contemplates anything further

'This is not someone from a third-world country. America is the example of the world, and he works for the president,' Ben-Haim said. 'They just shipped him back to where he came like nothing ever happened, and they expect me to just move on with my life'

‘This is not someone from a third-world country. America is the example of the world, and he works for the president,’ Ben-Haim said. ‘They just shipped him back to where he came like nothing ever happened, and they expect me to just move on with my life’

Ben-Haim was disturbed upon learning who had attacked her: ‘When I heard who he was, I just felt more anger, more hurt. He’s not a homeless person off the street. He’s a trained fighter.’ 

Arutz was able to find surveillance footage showing the agent getting out of a bar just moments before the attack. 

She believes the United States is trying to ‘sweep this under the carpet’ as the agent was allowed to go home and she hasn’t been contacted by American officials.  

‘This is not someone from a third-world country. America is the example of the world, and he works for the president,’ Ben-Haim said. ‘They just shipped him back to where he came like nothing ever happened, and they expect me to just move on with my life.’

Ben-Haim says she’s weighing legal options and may ask for an expedited Visa to spend time with American relatives while she contemplates anything further.  

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