Prominent Israeli Activist Dies In Palestinian Terror Attack
Well known Israeli advocate and activist Ari Fuld has died after being stabbed by a 17-year-old palestinian in what is being called a terrorist attack. Despite the stab wounds, Fuld apparently gave chase and ended up shooting his attacker, who is now in the hospital in “moderate condition.”
Fuld was scheduled to go on a U.S. speaking tour in November, as this was one of the last things he retweeted:
A close friend and one of the most articulate and unapologetic pro-Israel advocates is going on a US speaking tour.
BOOK HIM for your community TODAY!!!! > [email protected]@arifuld pic.twitter.com/aFvgAotNIx
— No2BDS 🇮🇱 (@no2bds) September 13, 2018
Palestinians are hailing the stabber hero, saying they have a “legitimate right to exercise resistance in all its forms against the Israeli occupation.”
The American Israeli man stabbed to death in a terror attack in the central West Bank on Sunday was identified as Ari Fuld, a 45-year-old father of four from the Efrat settlement.
Shortly before noon on Sunday, a Palestinian teenager stabbed Fuld outside a shopping mall near Efrat, at the Gush Etzion Junction south of Jerusalem.
Despite his wounds, Fuld chased and shot at his attacker before collapsing to the ground.
The attacker was shot by Fuld and another armed civilian at the scene and taken to Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus in moderate condition with multiple gunshot wounds, hospital officials said.
The terrorist was identified as a 17-year-old Palestinian from the village of Yatta, near Hebron. His name has not yet been released.
“With a stab wound in the back he ran, drew his gun and fired before collapsing, just to make sure the terrorist would not continue to hurt others,” Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who heads the national-religious Jewish Home party, wrote on his Twitter account.
Fellow Zionist Union lawmaker Eitan Cabel praised Fuld’s “act of heroism, which should not be taken for granted,” as “saving the lives of others.”
Fuld worked at Standing Together, a non-governmental organization that provides support to Israeli soldiers. He also described himself on his website as an “advocate for Israel, [who] speaks to communities throughout the globe.”
Fuld volunteered for military service in an IDF infantry brigade in a combat role, then served as a reservist. He was lightly injured in the Second Lebanon War.
He was a prominent member of the National Union party, including serving on its Central Committee. National Union is part of the Jewish Home faction in the Knesset. Ari’s brother Eitan is the spokesman for Jewish Home MK Betzalel Smotrich.
After the attack, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman vowed that Israel would fight terrorism “with an iron fist.”
“My heart is with the Etzion Bloc. My condolences to the families of the victim. We will continue to fight terrorism with an iron fist,” he said in a tweet.”
He added, “Our Arab neighbors have a choice to make – either you live with us here and behave like human beings or you choose the path of terror and evil, knowing that you will pay the full price. I call on the government of Israel and the IDF to respond appropriately and seriously manner, to destroy the terror infrastructure.”
Palestinian terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip released a joint statement praising the stabbing attack as a “heroic operation.”
A spokesperson for the Gaza-ruling Hamas terrorist group told the Palestinian news outlet Safa that Palestinians have a “legitimate right to exercise resistance in all its forms against the Israeli occupation.”
Pro palestinian propaganda is fast becoming one of the platforms of the democrat party, with socialist darling Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez refering to Israel as the “occupation of palestine.”