A witness to the terror attack in the ultra-Orthodox town of Elad says he and a friend fought off the terrorists by throwing hot cholent, a traditional Sabbath stew, on them
“I was sitting in the car with my friend and we were eating cholent,” the man, who identified himself as Dovid, tells the Hebrew-language ultra-Orthodox website BeHadrei Hadarim.
“The terrorists, carrying huge axes, came on both sides of the car. My friend threw his boiling hot cholent on one of the terrorists and he got burned and stopped. In the meantime, I grabbed the end of his ax and managed to push him away,” he says.
“He flew back three steps. And then the second terrorist tried to hit my friend again but my friend pushed him back and they fled,” he says.
“Praise God we were saved. The terrorists saw that we were fighting back and they fled,” Dovid says.
Cholent is a slow-cooked stew of beans and meat that is traditionally eaten on the Jewish Sabbath and is also a popular Thursday night meal in some sections of the ultra-Orthodox community.
Three people were killed and several others seriously wounded in the attack on Israel’s Independence Day.
Security forces are searching for the terrorists.