The victim of the terrorist attack at the mall at the Gush Etzion junction: Ari (Arye) Fuld, well-known Israeli-American pro-Israel activist and author from the town of Efrat in Gush Etzion, father of 4 children and member of the standby commando Safety of Efrat. He also directed the Facebook page Ari Fuld’s Israel Defense Page, along with a Youtube channel and appearances on numerous pro-Israeli media.
Ari Fuld was attacked and seriously injured in the parking lot between the shopping center and the regional supermarket “Rami Levy” from the back with a knife by a 17-year-old terrorist from Yatta (Hevron). Carrying a personal weapon, he traced the escaping assassin a few yards and shot in his direction before collapsing. Another eyewitness, armed as well, finally shot down the culprit.
The perpetrator was arrested and picked up by paramedics. Ari Fuld was admitted to the Sha’arey Tzedek Hospital while comatose, but died shortly afterwards of his injuries.