Here's a new element in that disturbing trend: an instructional video.
A new video has emerged in which Hamas supporters demonstrate to aspiring attackers how to stab their victims in order to inflict the most deadly injuries.
The instructional video titled “How to stab correctly” was posted on YouTube and is also being circulated between Palestinian activists via Facebook and Twitter, the Times of Israel reported Sunday.
According to Israeli media reports, the video was created by Hamas sympathizers.
In the video, two men whose faces are covered demonstrate different ways in which to stab the chest and neck, both coming up from behind the victim and by nonchalantly passing by. One of the maneuvers demonstrated includes a one-two-three stabbing of the leg, abdomen and back. The masked man playing the attacker shows how he twists his knife to inflict the most internal damage.
The Times of Israel reported that text accompanying the video read, “What are you waiting for? Rise up and stab.”
On Friday, two Israeli police officers were stabbed in Jerusalem’s Old City while last month, four Israelis were axed and stabbed to death when two Palestinian attackers stormed into their synagogue during morning prayers. An Israeli police officer was killed during the subsequent shootout in which the perpetrators were killed.
That stabbing was captured in this security camera video:
The Hamas supporters' video can be seen here via YouTube (content warning: simulation of graphic violence):