March 09, 2016

'Guitar Hero' in Tool t-shirt fights off Hamas terrorist with his guitar

StaffRebel Columnist

An American graduate student and combat veteran was killed when a Palestinian terrorist went on a stabbing spree on Tuesday.

The victim was identified as Taylor Force, 28, a first-year M.B.A student.

The attack left 12 wounded, including a pregnant woman, according to the NY Times.

Incredibly, during the fatal attack, an Israeli man wearing a t-shirt for the band TOOL took matters into his own hands and attacked the terrorist with his guitar.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the so-called 'guitar hero' whose guitar was smashed taking on the terrorist.

As described by the page, “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….”

The page continues to describe the incident, “Yishay may very well have saved many lives as he helped neutralize the attacker. He deserves a new top of the line guitar or two or 3, heck he deserves his own CD and a whole orchestra! Let us help jumpstart his career! Only the best for this life saving guitar hero! We love you Yishay!”

The terrorist was eventually shot dead by police. He was identified as Bashar Masalha, a 22-year-old Palestinian and a member of Hamas.

This wasn't the only terrorist-related stabbing to happen on Tuesday. In another incident, an Israeli man was stabbed in the neck by a Palestinian terrorist. He pulled the knife out of his neck and used it to kill the attacker. You can read about that incredible story here.

For more news about terrorist attacks in Israel, keep it locked to The Rebel.

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commented 2016-03-10 20:42:12 -0500
Wow, I gotta admit I didn’t expect the dickheads to be fellow right wingers rising to the defenCe of shoddy workmanship! Firstly, Lad, I’m not a professor, I’m just a former news director of a small town radio station in Saskatchewan. I’ve always had a work ethic that demanded, if not excellence, at least an attempt at it. Anyone working under me in any newsroom would have had to re-write that article because of the mistakes in it. The not having information in the first couple of sentences was the worst one, and the one that would have warranted the re-write. This is journalism 101 folks, not so much to do with being a “professor”, just someone who’s written his share of stories and knows how to spot one done wrong. The why is explained in the last line. I hope this explains Who the Fuck, ‘I am’.
Cliff, not sure what to make of your comment. You obviously don’t like me, but you don’t say why. Now, Daryl, you’re a piece of work. First you accuse me of being a dickhead for not wanting to leave theRebel open to attack from dickheads (?) and then you accuse me of being a perfectionist because I’m stoned. Wow, that makes … no … sense … at all. I don’t think I’ve ever met a perfectionist stoner. The typical pot head is much, much more likely to write the kind of story we’re discussing here; the kind of “good enough, now where are the cheese doodles” effort that usually infects the chronic’s work ethic. Not saying that there aren’t people like that out there, but one doesn’t typically equate stoner with someone who gives consistent attention to detail.
As I said, awfully surprised at the direction these attacks are coming from. I’ve commented hundreds of times on tons of stories on this site already, I figured the regulars would be familiar with my style by now. To come across in defence of an article written shoddily, against someone who only wants the quality of the product this company delivers to be at an acceptable standard in the face of extremely vitriolic attacks by some totally unhinged idiots just makes no sense to me. This is very similar to the type of attack I would expect had I posted a comment on the CBC website slamming unionized municipal workers for bringing their pillows to work. I wasn’t slamming the network or the writer, just offering what I believe to be constructive criticism.
Finally, George, thanks for the correction. It got past me. I should point out that I don’t work for the Rebel, and I’m not getting paid by anyone to write in here. What I’m saying is that a mistake in the article is a lot, and I mean a whole lot more important than a single spelling mistake (regional in nature, also) in a note with over 3 hundred words, in the comments section. Just sayin’…
commented 2016-03-10 02:22:38 -0500
Anyone else remember EL KABONG?
commented 2016-03-10 02:22:05 -0500
NICE JOB! Sorry for the scummy terrorist cooties on your guitar now, hope the new one is nice.
And of course the progressive fools ignore the truth of these attacks like usual.
commented 2016-03-09 22:27:44 -0500
It’s time to make carrying guitars illegal because they obviously work for self defense more or less well.

Seriously, one thing I don’t quite get – why gun laws are so weird in Israel, not allowing average person to carry a gun?
commented 2016-03-09 20:17:24 -0500
A sin to waste a good Martin D28 on some dollar store Jihad punks mellon – piece of rebar with a hockey tape grip works effectively, easy to carry, quick and easy to deploy, cheap, and is totally disposable. – And when you’re done splitting the murdering goblin’s melon, just toss it away rather than clean those tainted brains off it.

He may as throw that fine instrument away now – what a waste.
commented 2016-03-09 16:52:07 -0500
A blow to the head from a blunt instrument.
Okay, it’s an old music joke, but I think it’s still a good one.
commented 2016-03-09 16:51:24 -0500
“There are legions of dickheads waiting to pounce on simple mistakes like this …”
aahhh ATOKENCONSERVATIVE – seems that may include yourself??
Are you a Token Conservative or a TOKING conservative?? LMAO
You may feel less perfectionist if you’d limit the use of that Electric Lettuce.
commented 2016-03-09 16:31:18 -0500
Yes this is a great story. A guitar store gave him a new guitar and locals had chipped in to get him one. I’m sure it was top of the line.
commented 2016-03-09 16:17:30 -0500
If that happened in Canada, the musician would have been charged and the terrorist with the knife would have been lauded as a hero by the Canadian courts and the Canadian main stream press. The Canadian morals of the left is as twisted as a pretzel.
commented 2016-03-09 16:13:03 -0500
Yishay I hope you raise enough to buy a Gibson Les Paul solid body…..death by blunt force trauma with a single blow pretty much garaunteed and you will hardly marr the paint……:-)
commented 2016-03-09 15:48:11 -0500
We don’t need any tokens on here thank you.
commented 2016-03-09 15:14:36 -0500
ATOKENCONSERVATIVE: Professor? Who the Fuck; ‘are you’.
commented 2016-03-09 14:45:59 -0500
Great job! Another freak put out of his misery.
commented 2016-03-09 14:36:03 -0500
atokenconservative, In Canada we spell defense; d-e-f-e-n-c-e
Love you too.
commented 2016-03-09 14:30:10 -0500
You need an editor. The first sentence, “an Palestinian terrorist” should be “a Palestinian…”. And it should say where it happened. It could have been pretty much anywhere, as Hamas has operatives around the world and where could one find an American grad student and veteran playing a guitar on a street wearing a Tool t-shirt? Also pretty much anywhere. I didn’t figure it out until the last sentence, but I admit I sorta got the hint at the just-before-last paragraph when a second attack was mentioned – I think I would have heard if 2 attacks by terrorists happened in the States somewhere the same day. But really, read your stories before posting them and make sure the basic information is included in the first couple of sentences. Assuming the reader knows will only alienate those who don’t. And – the paragraph that has the identity of the terrorist; it should read that he was a member OF Hamas.
There are legions of dickheads waiting to pounce on simple mistakes like this in defense of their claim that this site is bush league and not worth the effort. Don’t play into their hands. This is especially important now that Ezra is launching his pay – for Rebel service. Proofread, and check every article carefully. This applies to cut and paste articles from other sources also, if it runs under the Rebel banner, it should be as perfect as possible to show those phonies at CBC how to do it right without a billion a year from taxpayers.
I’m only being a hardass because I love you.