Ari Fuld, a 45-year-old husband and father of 4, born in America and a resident of Efrat in Israel, was stabbed in the back by a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist. Before he died, he fought back heroically, chasing after the terrorist and shooting him before he could murder anyone else. Ari succumbed to his wounds at the hospital. May Ari’s memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved him.
StandWithUs Ari was an Israeli-American, an active and avid lover and defender of Israel, and a personal friend to many at StandWithUs. We mourn his loss together with all people of good will in Israel and across the world.
Ari’s murder is the latest reminder of the terrible consequences of incitement and support for terrorism by Palestinian leaders. Hamas, the Palestinian Authority (PA), and others continue to use their institutions to spread hate and promote violence against Israeli civilians. The PA rewards terrorists and their families with salaries, enabled by foreign aid. As we grieve for Ari and his family, we also demand that the international community prevent his killer from being rewarded for this cowardly and barbaric act of murder.