Thinking on their feet, Israelis use unusual tools to overpower terrorists

An Israeli citizen overpowered a Palestinian terrorist using nunchuks (pictured). Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Amid the wave of Palestinian terrorism overtaking Israel in recent days, citizens have resorted to using both ordinary and unusual objects to defend themselves and others against the terrorists. 

In the city of Ra’anana on Tuesday, real estate agent Mickey Ruhani used an umbrella as a baton to hit a terrorist who attacked an Israeli victim with a knife.

“I heard a woman screaming hysterically, and without thinking too much, I took my umbrella, because I didn’t have a weapon, and began to hit the terrorist,” said Ruhani, according to the Jerusalem Post.

Meanwhile, in Tuesday’s attack on on Malchei Yisrael Street in Jerusalem, after a Palestinian terrorist drove his car into a group of people at a bus stop and then attacked people with a meat cleaver, bystander Matan Choucroun subdued the terrorist using pepper spray and a selfie stick.

In a separate incident on Monday, a bystander got on a bus and overpowered a terrorist with nunchuks, the martial arts weapon.

Posted on October 13, 2015 .