Umbrella Man And Selfie Stick Man To The Rescue

Yesterday I posted about arch villain Knife Man, followed by the heroic Nunchuk Man.

Today, at least two new heroes have emerged: Umbrella Man and Selfie Stick Man.

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Umbrella Man. photo credit: Avshalom Shoshani

In the recent wave of terror that has struck Israel, ordinary citizens have shown their resourcefulness by using unusual objects as weapons of self-defense.

In a terrorist attack that happened on Tuesday morning on Malkei Israel Street in the haredi neighborhood of Geula in Jerusalem, a Palestinian terrorist drove his vehicle into a group of several people waiting at a bus stop. He then exited his car with a meat cleaver and began attacking the wounded and others with the implement.

Matan Chocron, a bystander who was on the way to pick up his suit for an upcoming wedding, managed to subdue the terrorist using pepper spray and a selfie stick.

Also on Tuesday morning, a 22-year-old male terrorist from east Jerusalem approached a bus stop in Ra’anana outside of city hall and stabbed a 32-year-old man in his neck and stomach.

Mickey Ruhani was standing at the bus stop when the terrorist attacked. Ruhani quickly rushed into the scene and began to hit the terrorist with an umbrella until the terrorist was subdued.

“I heard a woman screaming hysterically, and without thinking too much, I took my umbrella, because I didn’t have a weapon, and began to hit the terrorist,” said Ruhani.

Which has inspired this faux IDF insignia courtesy of Israeli comedy group Eretz Nehederet.


The Neutralization Corps

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, this is video of a female terrorist being neutralized the other day. Pay attention to the female soldier in the foreground, who holds her Magnum icecream as she points a gun at the terrorist.

Which has inspired this humorous take.
And yes, these are difficult times indeed. Humor is one way of trying to deal with it.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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