Watch: Knife-wielding terrorists defeated by a shopping cart

Harrowing footage from attack at Beit Horon shows quick-thinking shopper using cart to prevent more carnage, after 2 women stabbed.
By Ari Yashar
First Publish: 1/25/2016, 6:59 PM

Footage from security cameras in the supermarket in Beit Horon, outside of which a stabbing attack took place Monday night, shows how an intrepid shopper managed to keep the two knife-wielding Arab terrorists at bay with a shopping cart.

The two had stabbed a woman aged 23, critically wounding her, and also stabbed and moderately wounded a woman aged 58, adjacent to the shop before trying to enter and inflict more casualties.

Fortunately one civilian on hand showed great ingenuity in pushing the terrorists with a cart at the door of the store, in footage released by Channel 2 on Monday night.

The attack appears to have been well planned, as the two terrorists infiltrated the town in the Binyamin region of Samaria, and apparently planted three improvised explosives near the store which were later found by security forces, before launching their attack.

A security guard shot the two terrorists and neutralized them; they later died of their wounds.

The IDF has cordoned off the Arab village the terrorists came from, and the IDF Civil Administration will freeze the work permits for their families and additional parties close to the two, if such persons are identified and specified.

The critically wounded victim was evacuated to Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital in Jerusalem for continued treatment, and the other victim was likewise evacuated to the Shaare Tzedek Hospital in the capital.

The public has been asked to pray for the healing of Adina bat Tzofia and Shlomit bat Na'ama Rivka.