Palestinian teen terrorists stab 2 Israelis at supermarket, killing 1

One of the stores of the Rami Levy supermarket chain in Israel. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Two Palestinian teenage terrorists on Thursday stabbed two Israelis at a supermarket north of Jerusalem.

The Israeli victims, ages 21 and 36, were evacuated to a Jerusalem hospital. The 21-year-old, off-duty IDF Staff Sgt. Tuvia Yanai Weissman, later died from his wounds. The attackers, Bassem Subach and Omar Salim, both 14, were also taken to the hospital after being shot by armed civilians at the scene of the attack—the Rami Levy supermarket in the Sha’ar Binyamin area.

The civilians who stopped the attackers, Ben Hamo and Hanamel Even Chen, recounted the attack in interviews with Israel National News.

“I came to shop at Rami Levy, I was in the aisle of aluminum foil and the like, Shabbat candles, and suddenly I heard shouts and immediately I understood that an attack was happening,” Hamo said.

“I ran in the direction of the shouts, I saw a terrorist in front of me with a knife in hand approaching me,” he said. “I told him, ‘Stop, throw away the knife.’ He took another step, I shot him with a precise bullet to bring him down.”

Hamo said he saw the other civilian, Chen, shoot the second terrorist. 

“[I] heard another terrorist, I looked to the right, then there was another guy behind me named Hanamel, he shot him with two bullets and eliminated him too,” said Hamo.

Chen said he “saw someone trying to get up after taking some kind of hit from a shopping cart, with a knife in his hand trying to get up towards a woman a meter away from him….[the terrorist shot] two bullets to the center of his mass, and the guy fell, thank God.”

Posted on February 18, 2016 .