Stab vest demo goes wrong

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS - BY JES­SICA WE­IN­STEIN

AN IS­RAELI reporter has been ac­ci­den­tally stabbed — while demon­strat­ing the strength of a stab-proof vest.

Reporter Ei­tam La­chover was test­ing the vest for Chan­nel 2 News with Yaniv Mon­takyo, the vice-pres­i­dent of the com­pany that de­signed the jacket, when Mr Mon­takyo ac­ci­den­tally stabbed him in an un­pro­tected area.

In a video recorded for the news fea­ture, Mr Mon­takyo can be seen pulling out a com­mando knife. Mr La­chover laughs and says, “You’re go­ing to stab me with this?” be­fore be­ing as­sured by Mr Mon­takyo, “We are very con­fi­dent in our prod­uct… Don’t be afraid, if some­thing hap­pens, I’m here.”

He then holds the reporter and stabs him in the back — but un­for­tu­nately the third strike of the knife tears the jacket, wound­ing Mr La­chover.

Mr La­chover said that he had not

How not to show off a prod­uct been se­ri­ously in­jured in the ac­ci­dent, writ­ing on Twit­ter: “Su­per­fi­cial stab wounds, had some stitches and was re­leased back home. Many thanks to ev­ery­one for your con­cern!”

There have been 147 ter­ror at­tacks since mid-Septem­ber in Is­rael, re­sult­ing in the deaths of 21 Is­raelis and an Amer­i­can stu­dent.

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