Two IDF soldiers were hurt in a knife attack on Tuesday morning close to the Tzrifin army base in central Israel. One of the troops was seriously injured, while the other just received minor injuries.
Benny Meshulam, a volunteer with United Hatzalah, arrived first and even managed to defeat the terrorist. “I was driving, and I saw troops lying on the road and a terrorist, who I could see clutching his knife,” Meshulam told the Kan news source.
I went to the terrorist, stopped my car, punched and kicked him, and eventually overpowered him. I sprinted to the soldiers’ aid when several bystanders managed to subdue him and put him on the ground, as they had sustained piercing wounds.
The Shamir-Asaf HaRofeh Medical Center, close by in Be’er Yaakov, received the casualties after their evacuation.
Both soldiers were conscious, according to MDA paramedic Moshe Gelbstein; one was sitting on the pavement, and the other was lying on the ground.
“We gave them first aid for injuries, including bandaging and halting bleeding.
Then, with one victim in critical condition and the other in stable condition, we swiftly put them onto mobile intensive care units and transported them to the hospital. The terrorist was neutralized by security personnel there.
The terrorist was revealed to be a native of Hevron, age 21, permitted to work in Judea and Samaria settlements but not in more expansive Israel.
Security personnel thinks the terrorist operated alone, although they are unsure of how he got to the Tzrifin crossroads.
The courageous stabbing incident is welcomed as part of the continued resistance against Israel’s crimes, the aggression against the Al Aqsa Mosque, the anticipated invasion tomorrow, and the attempt to deliver the [Pascal] sacrifice, according to Hamas spokesman Abdul Latif al-Qanoua.