Sunday, September 16, 2018

Jewish Man Killed in Stabbing Attack at West Bank Mall

A 40-year-old Israeli man was killed on Sunday in a stabbing attack at the entrance to a mall near the West Bank's Gush Etzion Junction.

The victim was identified as Ari Fuld, a father of four from the West Bank settlement of Efrat.

The victim shot the assailant, a 17-year-old Palestinian hailing from the West Bank village of Yatta near Hebron, who was later identified as Khalil Jabarin. The attacker is currently hospitalized in moderate condition.

Fuld was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem with injuries to his upper body before succumbing to his wounds.

A source close to the Jabarin family said that he informed his parents that he planned on carrying out an attack at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The family subsequently informed Palestinian security forces, but those were unable to locate him in the tomb's vicinity.

The Israeli defense is claiming that they did not receive any information about Jabarin's intent to carry out an attack prior to the incident.

The incident took place in the Arim Mall, close to the Kfar Etzion settlement and other settlements in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc.

Fuld was a member of a faction within the Habayit Hayehudi political party, a religious-Zionist political party. Fuld's brother, Eitan, is the spokesman for MK Bezalel Smotrich from the same party. Ari Fuld immigrated to Israel from the United States and was a right-wing pro-Israel advocate. He lived in Efrat, a settlement outside of Jerusalem that is especially popular among religious nationalist American immigrants.

Last Video of Ari Fuld Last Night at the Kosel

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