Dr Moscovici who said Mr Rahman was a case all surgeons ‘dream’ of operating on added: ‘After surgery we were optimistic, but we did not know the level of injury or how the patient would wake up.’

Thankfully Rahman awoke from the surgery with full use of his body and the ability to talk as normal – he was discharged from the hospital last week.

He told Jerusalem Post: ‘They saved my ability to speak and walk. They saved my life.’