Donors have raised almost $5,000 for Yishai Montgomery to buy a new guitar, after he broke his fighting back a terrorist yesterday (Tuesday).
Montgomery spoke with Channel 2 news about the attack. "I had just sat down to play my guitar near the ocean when I heard screams from down the road," he explained, nonchalantly. "He jumped on the bench yelling at me and trying to stab me so I grabbed my guitar and hit him over the head with it.
"He was so stunned and didn't know what to do with himself and then started running away."
Two police volunteers then shot and killed the terrorist.
Ed Dvir, from Philadelphia, read about Montgomery's quick reaction to an approaching terrorist and set up a GoFundMe account, explaining: "I Ed Dvir of Philadelphia will speak to Yishay to find out which guitars he wants and will purchase them on his behalf in America and will deliver them to him when I go to Israel."
In less than 24 hours, 213 people from around the world have contributed to the campaign. Some added short notes including "GUITAR HEROOOO!!!!!" and "Thank you for being awesome!"
Dvir also claims to have received an offer from "a rock star in NJ" to provide an autographed guitar, and is trying to get the rock band Tool to donate. Montgomery is a fan of Tool and was wearing their shirt at the time of the attack.
Walla! reports that Aviv Geffen is expected to give him a guitar as well, though Montgomery says he hadn't heard from the popular Israeli singer.