Even after the Israel/Gaza truce agreement, it seems terrorists aren’t resting on their laurels. Or waiting for more rockets to arrive from Iran. Apparently the other night while Yael Matzpun and her children were sleeping in their home in Sde Avraham, someone thought they’d try and pull off an Itamar rerun. Unbeknownst to the masked man seeking the pleasures of 72 virgins, Yael knows how to handle herself . . .
“Suddenly I saw a terrorist in a kefiyyeh [head scarf] standing opposite me,” she told Maariv. “I decided that if I didn’t fight, he would murder me and my four children, there would be a massacre like in Itamar, where the Fogels and three of their children were murdered in their home.”
The terrorist turned on the light and said something in Arabic, she recalled. He had a knife in one hand and a metal pipe in the other. Suddenly he lunged at Yael, stabbing her in the face and shoulder.
What the terrorist did not know is that Yael is an athlete trained in Krav Maga, Israeli military hand-to-hand combat. She used her skills to drive him back and into the bathroom, and locked him in. At the same time, she pushed her young children to safety.
After escaping through a bathroom window, IDF forces sent the failed terrorist to Jannah after a foot chase when he ducked out the bathroom window.
For those who don’t know, Sde Avraham is a small community in southern Israel. It’s not within any territory that is remotely in dispute. Still, you have to wonder why Matzpun wasn’t armed.
As it stands, Israel is one of the most heavily armed societies in the world. Is Israel looking at changing its laws regarding who can own a firearm and free up the restrictions a bit?
Admittedly if you have the ability to own, you also carry. There are restrictions on the types of firearms an individual can own, but one would think they’d almost demand that all citizens be armed, or at least have the right to.