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Man testing stabbed proof vest gets stabbed on live TV

Footage resurfaces of TV news reporter being stabbed while testing stab-proof vest
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In a very unfortunate case of irony, an Israeli journalist testing out a stab-proof vest ended up getting stabbed in the back, after the stabber “missed” the vest’s protective material.

Filmed back in January 2016, following a string of stabbings by Palestinians in the country the year before, the resurfaced clip sees Eitam Lachover of Channel 1 sporting the product which would go on to be worn by Israeli soldiers.

Explaining what would happen, company vice president Yaniv Montakyo said he had a “very strong” steel commando knife “used by militaries around the world”.

Apprehensive – understandably so, given the circumstances – Mr Lachover replied: “You are going to stab me with this?”

Confirming that is exactly what is going to happen, Montakyo said: “Yes. You have nothing to worry about, we are very confident in our product.

“This product can protect from knives that are stronger than this one. May I?

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“Don’t be afraid, if something happens, I’m here.”

And happen, it did, as on the third of four stabs, Mr Lachover jolted and gave a knowing look to his cameraman.

“I missed,” Montakyo announced.

Oh dear.

Speaking to the country’s Channel 2 network after the incident, he revealed what he had missed were the parts of the vest which had protective material in them – as on the third jab, he didn’t hit this part.

In a Twitter post a few days after the incident, Mr Lachover revealed the accidental stabbing resulted in a “superficial puncture”.

“Some stitches in the back and I was discharged home. Many thanks to everyone who expressed concern,” he wrote.

Thank goodness for that.

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