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October 14, 2015 12:19 pm

Local Jerusalem Merchant Offers ‘Stab-Proof’ Vests on Groupon Amid Palestinian Knifing Rampage

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Stab-proof vests available on the Jerusalem Groupon.

Stab-proof vests available on the Jerusalem Groupon.

One consequence of the recent wave of stabbing attacks gripping Israel has been a boosted interest in self-defense, whether through martial arts or measures such as carrying pepper spray — perhaps nun-chucks, or an umbrella.

But the dizzying spike in knifing attacks by assailants ranging in age from young teenagers to adult women has prompted some local businesspeople to offer other solutions on platforms popular among Israelis, such as the e-commerce marketplace, Groupon.

One local merchant, for example, is offering stab-proof vests.

“Feel secure and protected anywhere you go with civilian body armor, providing protection against stabbing attempts and sharp objects,” reads the advertisement.

Boasting a 50 percent sale, the body armor was being offered up, “All for just 249 shekels [$65].”

For family shoppers, the merchant even offered deals for purchasing more than one of the 2.2 kilogram, metal-plated, stab-proof vests, although they are admittedly all one size. The seller also made sure his buyers beware: the company is “only responsible for delivery of the product.”

The merchant could not be reached at publishing time for further details.

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  • Marie clark

    Would like to purchase some of these

    • Noel Eliscu

      The neck is not protected a simple leather strap would help.

  • Atilla

    Very sensible.

    It is always better to have one and never need it than the alternative.

    The western European countries will now need the same , thanks to the new Nazi Merkel.

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    • marlene

      There’s a big difference between “stab-proof”, herein, and “stab-resistant”, according to your link.

  • Reform School

    “…although they are admittedly all one size.”

    What’s wrong with “One Size Fits All”?

    Isn’t condom protection sold thay way?

  • Richard Wahl

    Glad to see a merchant is putting security of Israel and it’s citizens before profits. Hope more bussniss will feel this way.

  • Please forward me your address in Jerusalem. WOULD YOU deliver purchased goods to a Jerusalem hotel? Thank you.

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  • Silvia

    Where can I purchase one of this?

  • pam Gilbert

    They should sell the vests at cost to make them available to more people.

  • marc

    I would like to buy a jacket tell me if I can buy if you can send in Montreal canada

  • Valentina Perakh

    The new protective west does not cover human neck from the back.

  • Robin

    would like to buy one for my daughter in israel( on outskirts of Jerusalem ).

    What’s your address and phone number?

    Can you deliver to her Seminary?

    Please givecme your contact info