One of the liberal talking points in the Arab-Israeli conflict is that Israelis must be the aggressors because they’ve killed far more Palestinians than the Palestinians have killed Israelis.
After looking at the wave of terrorist attacks against Israel, it’s not hard to see why one side has done more damage. The so-called “Knife Intifada” began in September of last year, with Palestinians attacking Israelis with knives in lone-wolf attacks. As a state friendly to firearms, most of these terrorist wannabees are quickly blown away before being able to do much damage.
Since the violence of that sort began, thirty have been killed by Palestinian attacks, while the Israeli Defense Forces killed 187 (and they weren’t the ones instigating the violence).
After the latest knife attack, a firearm wasn’t needed. The attacker’s weapon was good enough.
Via the Times of Israel: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.
Or as the liberal media will report it: Palestinian man dies minutes after stabbing by Israeli man.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]