‘American patriot brutally murdered by Palestinian terrorist’
US Ambassador to Israel condemns murder of American-Israeli south of Jerusalem. ‘Fuld was an American patriot, will be deeply missed.’
The United States condemned the terrorist attack south of Jerusalem Sunday morning which killed father of four and pro-Israel activist Ari Fuld.
A 17-year-old Arab terrorist from a Palestinian Authority-controlled town south of Hevron fatally stabbed Fuld near a shopping center in Gush Etzion Sunday morning. Fuld managed to open fire on the terrorist after being stabbed, but collapsed shortly thereafter, and later succumbed to his wounds.
An American-born immigrant to Israel, Fuld was a dual citizen of both the US and Israel.
The American ambassador condemned the attack and noted Fuld’s US citizenship.
“America grieves as one of its citizens was brutally murdered by a Palestinian terrorist,” US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman tweeted Sunday.
“Ari Fuld was a passionate defender of Israel & an American patriot. He represented the best of both countries & will be deeply missed. May his family be comforted & his memory be blessed.”
Former US Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro also condemned the attack, and offered his condolences to the Fuld family.
“Deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Ari Fuld, murdered in Gush Etzion today. The attack was an outrageous act of terrorism, which should be loudly condemned by all. May Ari’s memory be a blessing and a source of comfort to his family and community.”
Retired British Army officer and counter-terror expert Richard J. Kemp also took to twitter Sunday following Fuld’s murder, saying Fuld had been a “soldier to the last”.
“Very sorry to hear that my friend and IDF Paratrooper Ari Fuld was murdered today in Gush Etzion. A soldier to the last he shot the Islamic terrorist that stabbed him in the back before succumbing to his wounds.”