Israeli Doctor: Stabbings in Israel 'Not Random,' Palestinian Terrorists Know Where to Plunge the Knife

"They read the manual."

The recent, disturbing rise in stabbings carried out by Palestinian terrorists against innocent Israelis has thus far been chalked up to random "lone wolf" attacks, but an astute observation from an Israeli doctor signals otherwise. 
Despite the assertion by some security officials that the attackers are neither trained nor directed as part of a larger terror operation, Dr. Ofer Merin, who treats victims at Shaare Tzedek Hospital, says the location of the stabbing wounds prove the attackers know what they are doing and are anything but random. 
"It's as if someone read the manual," he said. 

Israel National News reports 

Dr. Ofer Merin, Director of the Trauma Unit at Shaare Tzedek Hospital and Deputy Director of the hospital, estimated that the terrorists know exactly what part of the body to plunge their knives into, in order to murder.

"The terrorists know where to strike, it's not something random," he told participants at a Magen David Adom Conference on emergency medicine, according to a report on Israel Hayom.

"Three weeks ago," he recounted, "a casualty who is still hospitalized was brought to us with four stab wounds: one in the lungs, one in the upper atrium, one in the right ventricle and one in the neck. It's as if someone read the manual, and then the casualty came in with two punctures in the heart. You learn from that, that they know where to strike."

The casualty is still in very serious condition in the ICU, where he is under artificial respiration and anesthetized.  

"In the scan, we were shocked to see the knife lodged in the spinal column, and called an orthopedist to remove it," Dr. Merin said. "Removal of a knife is carried out in an operating room, in order to avoid uncontrollable bleeding."

According to INN, MDA Director Eli Bin said that all ambulances will soon be equipped with automatic heart massagers and respirators in order to address these specific types of wounds. 

Not that a stabbing attack is any better if it amounts to random flailing of the attacker's hand, but their premeditated nature flies in the face of assertions that these attacks have been nothing more than spontaneous crimes of passion from an oppressed people.