Israeli Tool Fan Fights Off Hamas Terrorist Attacker with His Guitar
The recent upswing in violence in Israel has been incredibly difficult to read about, with the latest incident involving a terrorist attempting to stab random civilians along a beach-side boulevard in Jaffa. The attack left one dead (an American citizen) and 12 wounded, including a pregnant woman, before the attacker was gunned down by police.
If there’s any silver lining to be found here — and indeed, I’m hesitant to even call it that — it’s this feel good story: Yishay Montgomery, who had been sitting playing guitar across the street, used his guitar as a weapon, going straight at the attacker and connecting with a blow to the head. His swing was a direct hit, leaving the terrorist stunned and dismayed:
I was sitting down playing guitar and I heard screaming from across the street,” said the man, who wore a T-shirt of the rock band Tool. “I saw a man run at me with a knife, I ran at him with the guitar and smashed it in his head. He was so stunned and didn’t know what to do with himself….
Unfortunately for Montgomery, who was wearing a Tool shirt, his guitar is totally busted up. So Ed Dvir, a Philadelphia resident, has set up a GoFundMe to help replace it. The campaign’s goal of $4,000, enough to buy QUITE a guitar, has already come close to being reached in just 17 hours; Yishay is going to be able to supply an entire band if funds keep coming in at this rate! And the guy deserves it; who knows how many lives or injuries he saved by temporarily knocking the terrorist off his course.
The campaign’s organizer has allegedly received an offer from “a rock star in NJ” to donate an autographed guitar, and he’s in touch with Tool’s management to see if the band wants to get involved as well. Hey, maybe Yishay can finally coax a new album out of them?
Thanks: Bentzi S.