Woman says Ari Fuld shot Palestinian assailant as he tried to stab her

Ari Fuld at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. (Facebook)
Ari Fuld at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. (Facebook)

Ari Fuld at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. (Facebook)

(JTA) – An employee of a falafel shop at the Gush Etzion junction said the Palestinian teen who stabbed Ari Fuld was running at her brandishing his knife when Fuld shot him.

After he was stabbed, Fuld, an American and Israeli citizen who served in the Israeli army and continued to serve in the reserves, ran after the stabber, then planted his feet and shot at him before collapsing to the ground. He was pronounced dead at a Jerusalem hospital after resuscitation efforts failed. A civilian bystander also shot the assailant, who remains in a Jerusalem hospital with slight injuries. [Read more…]

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Thousands mourn ‘Lion of Israel’ Ari Fuld, victim of Palestinian stabbing attack, in late-night funeral

Israel activist Ari Fuld in a photo from his Facebook page.
Israel activist Ari Fuld in a photo from his Facebook page.

Israel activist Ari Fuld in a photo from his Facebook page.

(JTA) – Thousands of Israelis attended the late night funeral for U.S. born Israel activist Ari Fuld, who was killed in a terrorist stabbing attack.

The funeral began at close to midnight on Sunday, less than a day after Fuld, a 45-year-old father of four, was stabbed to death by a teenage Palestinian assailant outside a shopping mall near Efrat, the West Bank town in the Etzion bloc where he lived. Fuld, a dual American and Israeli citizen, chased after his attacker and shot him before falling to the ground. He later was declared dead at a Jerusalem hospital, after resuscitation efforts failed. [Read more…]

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Israel’s Supreme Court paves way for demolition of West Bank Bedouin village built without permits

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel’s Supreme Court has rejected a petition by the residents of a West Bank Bedouin village slated to be razed to halt the demolition.

An injunction against the plan to demolish Khan al-Ahmar, located outside of Jerusalem near Maale Adumin, expires in a week. The international community and human rights organizations have rallied in support of the village. [Read more…]

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Hamas cell made up mostly of women arrested in Hebron

Palestinians watching an Israeli soldier on patrol in a street on September 23, 2013 in Hebron, West Bank. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
Palestinians watching an Israeli soldier on patrol in a street on September 23, 2013 in Hebron, West Bank. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Palestinians watch an Israeli soldier on patrol on September 23, 2013 in Hebron, West Bank. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

(JTA) – Israel arrested a Hamas cell made up mostly of women who operated out of the West Bank city of Hebron.

The cell made up of seven women was operated by two male senior Hamas operatives who served various prison sentences for Hamas activities, the Israel Security Agency (ISA), known as Shin Bet, announced Tuesday. [Read more…]

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Israeli court rules West Bank residents can stay in outpost built on Palestinian-owned land

JERUSALEM (JTA) – An Israeli court ruled that a West Bank outpost can be legalized even though part of it is built on land that Palestinians claim they own.

The Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday based its decision on laws regarding Israel’s market regulation, which allows for illegal property transactions to be when a buyer was unaware that the transaction was illegal, such as with stolen goods. [Read more…]

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Trump administration looks set to end UNRWA funding altogether

WASHINGTON (JTA) – The United States appears set to cut off funding altogether to UNRWA, the United Nations agency that administers relief for Palestinian refugees and their descendants.

The United States has so far this year disbursed $60 million US to UNRWA. It sent $364 million US to UNRWA last year, by far the largest contribution of any entity and a third of the agency’s budget. [Read more…]

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