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.