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October 11, 2015 3:44 pm

Israeli Social Media Alight Over Border Policewoman Who Neutralized Terrorist While Holding Ice Cream

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The Border Policewoman subduing a terrorist with a popsicle in her hand. Photo: YouTube/Screenshot.

The Border Policewoman subduing a terrorist with a popsicle in her hand. Photo: YouTube/Screenshot.

An Israeli Border Policewoman became a viral sensation in Israel last week, but for the wrong reason, said a writer for Israel’s Channel 2 on Sunday.

Shai Levi took the Israeli public to task for poking fun at the young woman, who was among Israeli security forces confronted by a female terrorist at the Afula central bus station in northern Israel on Friday.

After entering the bus station, the terrorist attempted to stab a soldier waiting on the platform. Border Police officers on the scene opened fire on the terrorist’s lower body – to neutralize, rather than kill, her.

Video footage of the incident showed one of the Border Police, the young woman in question, taking part in subduing the terrorist, without letting go of a decadent looking ice cream she had been eating. It is this, more than the attack itself, which created the most buzz in Israel, currently ravaged by daily stabbing attacks and other acts of Palestinian terrorism.

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Levi used his op-ed as a kind of open letter to the young woman, who – it turned out – was inducted into the IDF only two months ago, and had barely learned how to use her weapon. He wanted her to know that in his eyes, she is a “hero.” The issue, he wrote, is not that she held on to the ice cream, but that she did not shy away from confronting a terrorist.

“I, too, have been under fire, and have even seen a terrorist or two in my life,” he wrote. “And it is clear to me that she [the Border Policewoman] did not even know or remember that she had the popsicle in her hand. Under such circumstances, the brain works on its own wave-length, becoming a kind of machine. You can be sure she was not trying to save the cost of the ice cream pop…. It is pretty obvious that the ice cream was not in her consciousness, and that is why she did not throw it aside.”

 

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  • Jack

    I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.
    As if terrorism doesn’t ruin enough of the good thins in life!
    Great save!
    Talk about symbolic!

  • Moshe

    The idea of taking care of business while still eating one’s ice-cream is exactly what we should stand for…i.e. terrorists are not going to mess with our way of life. Congratulations, young lady.

  • Lucifer69

    Amazing

  • Mickey Oberman

    Good for her.

    This example of coolness might give Muslims pause to consider who they are trying to intimidate.

    Those same Muslims who cower in their homes as they send their children off to be killed.

    I might do the same thing. Especially if the ice cream were chocolate.

  • Mickey Oberman

    Good for her.

    This example of coolness might give Muslims pause to consider who they are trying to intimidate.

    Those same Muslims who cower in their homes as they send their children off to be killed.

  • Atilla

    Israel is blessed to have such people in their security forces.

    However, I have one criticism of them; shoot to kill when confronted with these terrorist filth.

    Dead scorpions can not sting or breed.

  • Michael S

    If she had thrown the ice cream aside, she may have been criticized for littering. She was Jewish, wasn’t she?

  • Ron

    Mr Levi is spot on. As a retired police officer I can confirm that under any kind of stress or combat situation, especially in an unforeseen, spontaneous attack of any kind, tunnel vision is likely to set in and you focus on the immediate threat that is presented to you or others. I was once assaulted in a less deadly situation than what occurred at Afula, in a completely unforseen incident, while I was carrying a holdall in my left hand. I dealt with the assault by fending the person off with my right hand, but afterwards found I was still gripping the holdall tightly in my left. No-one knows how they will react in any unforseen surprise attack until it happens. This female officer did extremely well in spite of her relative inexperience. I tip my hat to her!

  • We really do tend to focus on the tiny detail. Is it because we do not want to concentrate on the monstrous truth before us?

  • brenrod

    these terrorists should be mandatory shoot to kill… no hospitals should squander their resources to save the lives of terrorists

  • She is definitely a hero especially be so new & doing her job effectively ! Praise God for women like her !

  • I did twice love Israel and the I D F

  • Love all the humans that are I D F Israel will overcome

  • Estie Hartmann

    Wow. She wasn’t ‘frozen’ in fear, she was a true soldier – and of course she forgot her darned icecream! Tell her to come visit Australia when she’s finished her Service. I’ll make her the biggest icecream cake and she can stay with us a week or two!

  • Herb Glatter

    I’m with Shai Levi

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