TV: Neck protector developed by police chief helped save life of officer at Damascus Gate

A neck protector developed by Israel Police Commissioner Yaakov Shabtai helped save the life of an officer stabbed yesterday in an attack at the Damascus Gate, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

The policeman was moderately wounded after being stabbed in the neck by a Palestinian, who was shot by other officers.

“In recent years, we’ve seen more and more armed terrorists with knives. Yesterday, the force of the thrust was very strong and the knife very sharp… Likely a more severe wound was prevented,” an unnamed senior police official tells the broadcaster.

The report doesn’t detail Shabtai’s role in developing the neck protector.

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