Yair Ben-Shabat subdued terrorist who stabbed soldier and tried to steal gun
The bloodshed continues in Israel today, with additional stabbings by Palestinians, including by a 13-year old of an Israeli teenager in Jerusalem.
This is a very personal bloodletting inspired by incitement at home and abroad, and it even is tearing at the fabric of Israeli Arab society. The Muslim mayor of Nazareth lambasted Arab Knesset (parliament) members for inciting riots and ruining chances of peaceful coexistence.
But the story to emerge today will be how a terrorist stabbed a soldier and tried to steal his weapon.
The terrorist was stopped by Yair Ben-Shabat, an Israeli Seniors martial arts expert … with his nunchucks.
"I saw them struggling, so I took the nunchuks out of my bag and hit [the terrorist] where necessary so they could release the rifle."
— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) October 12, 2015
Here he is telling his story on YNET News (Hebrew video at link):
A terrorist attempted to snatch a soldier’s weapon on a Jerusalem bus on Monday evening before another passenger tried to overpower him; he was ultimately shot dead by police….
According to police, the terrorist went to the back of the bus when he boarded and sat next to a soldier. He then stabbed him with a knife and attempted to snatch the gun.
A policeman on the bus ran towards the altercation and tried to pin the attacker to the floor….
Yair Ben Shabat, a passerby who helped overpower the terrorist, recounted the incident: “I jumped onto the bus and helped them struggle with the terrorist. I took nunchucks out and hit him where I had to for them to be able to pry loose the weapon he held.”
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