Secrets of an Israeli Counterterrorist
Airline hijackers, suicide bombers, fanatical gunmen, homicidal drivers, hostage takers � for decades, these types of terrorists have endangered the lives of innocent citizens worldwide. Now these killers have targeted the United States. But are ordinary Americans helpless in the face of this new threat?
Itay Gil � a veteran of Israel�s premier counterterrorist units and still an active operator in the War on Terror � says no! By describing the psychology and methods of suicide attackers, explaining how to summon the right mind-set in a life-or-death situation, and providing explicit instruction on instant submission and quick-kill self-defense techniques, Gil and coauthor Dan Baron show how even unarmed civilians can fight back and prevail against this new breed of determined killer. Just some of the vital topics covered in The Citizen�s Guide to Stopping Suicide Attackers include:
- facing off against knife-wielding airline hijackers alone or as a group, armed or unarmed
- identifying and subduing suicide bombers before they can carry out their deadly mission
- escaping from or disarming gunmen intent on mass murder
- recognizing and responding to a crazed driver bearing down on a crowd
- reacting correctly during the two most crucial stages of a hostage crisis
By absorbing the lessons in this book, you will be better prepared to confront the worst and stand up for yourself and your fellow citizens rather than helplessly accept the cruel death someone else has planned for you. That is the right and the duty of all civilized human beings in the 21st century.
Itay Gil spent his compulsory military service in Israel�s paratrooper reconnaissance company, serving in the 1982 Lebanon War. He then joined the elite counterterrorist unit Yamam and took part in hundreds of hostage-rescue and interdiction missions. He later became Yamam�s chief close-quarter combat instructor. Gil continues to serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reserves as senior combat instructor for the undercover counterterrorism unit 217 (Sayeret Duvdevan). In 2002, he formed a special security team for the Israeli Ministry of Defense. The founder and chief executive officer of Protect, a Jerusalem-based security training firm, Gil has demonstrated his methods for dealing with suicide bombers on CNN, Fox and Israeli media. Dan Baron is a Boston-based writer specializing in security issues. Previous experiences include �script doctoring� in Hollywood and researching doomsday cults and the police weapons industry in the United States.