Over the past nine months of the ongoing wave of terror, Palestinians terrorists have killed 13 Israelis and wounded many others in knife attacks. The victims were from all walks of life, including mother of six Dafna Meir, Rabbi Aharon Bennett (whose wife and two-year-old daughter were wounded in the attack), and thirteen-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel. Since the wave of terror began, Palestinian terrorists have carried out over 140 stabbings and attempted over 70 more.

How to defend yourself from a stabbing attack

A Palestinian cartoon encouraging stabbing attacks

To defend themselves from stabbing attacks, Israelis have used anything at their disposal. One person used a guitar and another used a backpack. If you’re ever faced with a terrorist with a knife, the most important thing to do is to get to safety as soon as possible. But if you can’t, there are steps you can take to defend yourself. Maayan, an IDF (Zahal) Krav Maga instructor, is here to teach you how to defend yourself in a stabbing attack.

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How to defend yourself from a stabbing attack