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July 24, 2017 12:28 pm

Israeli Man Uses Pizza Tray to Fend off Palestinian Terrorist During Petah Tikva Stabbing Attack

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Shlomi Madar and the pizza tray he used to fend of a terrorist in Petah Tikva on Monday. Photo: Twitter.

An Israeli man wielding a pizza tray was among the subduers of a Palestinian terrorist who carried out a stabbing attack in the central city of Petah Tikva on Monday.

“I heard screams coming from the shwarma shop two stores down and I immediately understood what was happening,” 24-year-old Shlomi Madar told the Times of Israel. “When he ran in front of my shop and I saw the knife, I quickly swung down the countertop so he couldn’t get to me.”

“I picked up the pizza platter and slammed it into his nose as hard as I could,” Madar recounted. “He fell backward, dropped the knife and started running away.”

The terrorist — a 21-year-old man from the West Bank city of Qalqilya — was arrested unharmed. According to media reports, he told investigators he was motivated by the ongoing tensions over the Temple Mount and the metal detectors that were put in place at the entrances to the Jerusalem holy compound following the July 14 terrorist attack there in which two Israeli police officers were killed.

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One Israeli man — an Arab bus driver — was moderately-to-severely wounded in Monday’s stabbing assault.

In recent years, Israelis have used a wide variety of objects to fend off Palestinian attackers. For example, in March 2016, an Israeli man broke his guitar over the head of a Palestinian terrorist who was in the midst of conducting a deadly stabbing spree on the boardwalk in Jaffa.

Watch a video of the attack (via Israel Hayom) below:

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  • Michael

    Guns people. You can’t fight a war with pizza trays.

    Quickly, bulldoze the family home of the terrorist and deport them. Make sure he sees a video of his parents, brothers and sisters being led in handcuffs from the home and the home being raised.
    Lock him in solitary confinement and feed him a strict diet of laxatives.

  • The PLO terrorist entity is purposely using the Temple Mount security upgrades as another reason to incite Arabs to murder Jews. The quick-thinking Israeli saved lives by using his ingenuity.

  • abe1000

    A pizza making hero.