I am completely shocked and saddened by the murder of an American citizen, Ari Fuld, by a radical Islamist terrorist in the Holy Land of Israel.
Ari is the father of four and the brother of my friend and classmate Moshe Fuld.
He is also the son of Rabbi Yonah Fuld, the former Vice Principal of Hebrew Studies at SAR Academy in Riverdale, New York.
Ari had served in the IDF and was an outspoken defender of Israel's right to exist and for a Jewish homeland in the Promised Land of Israel.
Even after he was stabbed from behind by the cowardly terrorist, Ari managed to chase and shoot the terrorist.
Ari is a true hero!
He died of his wounds just a few days before Yom Kippur, and he will be remembered for his deep love of the land of Israel and the Jewish people.
I am honored to know the Fuld family and call them my friends.
I wish them my deepest condolences on this tragic loss.
Baruch Dayan Ha'Emet!
May Hashem protect Israel, it's defenders, and the Jewish people and let us live finally in peace and security.