One can only salute the courage and determination of this victim of terrorism.

An Israeli man who was stabbed multiple times Tuesday afternoon in a terror attack in Petah Tikva managed to remove the knife from his neck and use it to stab and neutralize his attacker, aided by the store owner, police said.

The attacker, a Palestinian, died a few minutes later, police said.

The victim, later named as Yonatan Azarihab, an ultra-Orthodox man of about 40 who suffered multiple stab wounds to his upper body, was hospitalized in moderate condition.

The store owner was not injured.

There’s more at the link.

There will doubtless be those of a bleeding-heart persuasion who try to convince us that the Palestinian was merely ‘resisting Jewish oppression’.  Bull.  As the late, great Jeff Cooper once said:

The obvious way to eradicate crime is to eradicate criminals, but neither the lawgivers nor the constabulary seem inclined to do this. The man who elects to prey upon society deserves no consideration from society. If he survives his act of violence, he rates a fair trial—but only to be sure that there has been no mistake about his identity. If he is killed in the act, there can be little doubt about whose act it was.

He was a terrorist – a criminal by any other name.  Thanks to a courageous, determined – and, yes, probably very angry – victim of his terrorism, he ended up paying the price for his crime right then and there.  Congratulations to Mr. Azarihab.  I hope and pray he makes a speedy and full recovery from his wounds.  I don’t know whether Orthodox Judaism condones the drinking of beer, but if it does, I’ll gladly buy him one (or any suitable beverage of his choice) anytime I get the chance.



  1. You can drink beer pretty much anytime except during Passover.

    Beer with added flavorings needs to be certified kosher if you're Orthodox, but beer with hops, yeast, barley made in a place that just makes that type of beer is fine.

  2. Wow, talk about determined! 🙂 Kudos to him for fighting back and taking care of 'business', so to speak!

  3. Actually the Palestinians are the only ones where the label of freedom fighter is valid.
    As long as Israel occupies Palestine even partially (an keeps the situation in limbo) there will be terrorism.

    IMO Israel should either remove itself from Palestine or finally annex it formally.
    Of course the situation is not solely the fault of Israel. The Palestinians should accept the existence of the Nation of Israel.

    As long as either of these points are not solved there will be no peace in the middle east.

    1. The central problem with your thesis? Define the territory you describe as "Palestine". From what areas of land ought Israel withdraw before the folks in Palestine who delight in killing as many Israelis as they possibly can (without regard for age or sex) may no longer be called "freedom fighters"? Must Israel concede territory its citizens paid a price in blood to gain in a war of the Palestinians choosing? Return to the original, laughably vulnerable borders? Not just no, but hell no. And the two points you mention are (in my opinion) far from the only reason there is not, and may never be, peace in the middle east. God bless!

  4. Setting aside historical issues, the fact is that these two groups should not be living with each other. Diversity+Proximity=War. Always. Arabs/muslims should be expelled from Jewish areas and likewise Jews should be removed from Arab areas. Sane defensible and contiguous borders established by outside mediators, walls and border defenses built and ruthlessly enforced. No Arabs going to work in Israel and no Jews exploiting cheap Arab labor. The first to invade the other gets unceremoniously obliterated.

    The rest of the world is sick of both sides and frankly wouldn't lose much sleep over the whole middle east being swallowed up by a large volcano, tsunami or squished flat by an asteroid. It's kinda like when the incessantly yapping dog in the neighborhood that runs loose shitting on everyone's lawn and tearing open everyone's trash gets ran over by the sparkletts truck. Everybody shrugs and says "gee that's a shame…".

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