Do let me know when you get tired of Inspirational Stories of Surviving Knife Attacks. But they are, well, Inspirational Stories of Surviving Knife Attacks.
The incident in question occurred near A-Tira village, near Kalkiya in Samaria [West Bank], as dozens of Arab youths hurled rocks and firebombs at Border Police forces.
After dispersing the rioters security forces entered the village to track down and arrest the main instigators.
But when Staff Sergeant “D.” and his colleagues managed to grab one of the main suspects, the rioter pulled out a knife and attempted to stab them.
“In a split second I realized that this had gone from an arrest of rock-throwers to an attempted stabbing attack,” he recounted. “The distance was short, so my only option was to overpower him with my hands.
“I managed to dodge the stabbing and beat him until he was neutralized.”
Following the successful operation, the area has been quite and free of any further violence.
Border Police Northern Brigade Commander, Chief Superintendent Golan Sharoni, was full of praise for the brave officer.
“We prepare and train the fighters precisely for these kinds of scenarios,” he said. “The professionalism and speed of [the officer’s] reactions were the main factor in ending the incident as it did – without any casualties to our forces.
“Prepare and train”: it works.
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