He received a Medal of Honor from the Austrian police for his action. Osama Joda, a 23-year-old Palestinian Muslim, risked his life to help a policeman injured by the terrorist who killed four people on Monday in downtown Vienna.
The young man explained that he heard gunshots while he was on duty in the restaurant where he was employed. He then saw a police officer with gunshot wounds, and rushed to help him hide behind a concrete block. He then tried to stop the bleeding from which the officer was suffering, before warning other police officers.
As the terrorist continued to open fire on passers-by, Osama Joda then helped the injured policeman to join an ambulance.
He is not the only one to have been described as a “hero” by the Austrian authorities. Two Turkish nationals were also praised for their role in the attack. Recep Gultekin was shot in the leg while helping a woman with his friend and compatriot Mikail Özen. They also helped Osama Joda as he rescued the injured policeman.
The terrorist was shot. It was about a 20-year-old young man from North Macedonia, already convicted of involvement in a terrorist organization and sympathetic to Daesh.