The friend of an American tourist who was stabbed to death in Israel over the weekend said it was clear that their attackers — allegedly two Arab men — undoubtedly meant to murder the pair as they were hiking.

“It all happened so fast. They came out and attacked us,” Kaye Susan Wilson told Israeli media as she recovered in an Israeli hospital after reportedly suffering 12 stab wounds Saturday while hiking in a forest near Jerusalem. “It was clear they came to kill.”

While Wilson said she was able to survive by playing dead, her friend, American Kristine Luken, 44, did not. Luken’s body was found Sunday with multiple stab wounds. Her hands were tied behind her back.

Israeli police said they believe Wilson’s account of the attack but are looking into all possibilities.

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