‘WHAT MAKES Ari [Fuld]’s death so much more painful is our government’s inability to stem the problem at its source.’.
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The IDF West Bank prosecution filed an indictment on Monday against a Palestinian terrorist for the murder of Ari Fuld on September 16.
Fuld, 45, was allegedly stabbed in the back outside the Gush Etzion shopping center by 17-year-old Khalil Yusef Ali Jabarin of Yatta, south of Hebron.
Though the IDF did not mention in which court the indictment was filed, based on the location of the attack, it would normally be filed at the Judea Military Court at Camp Ofer.
A statement from the IDF also indicated that Jabarin was charged with additional crimes, but did not specify them.
Jabarin has been in custody since the attack and the IDF prosecution on Monday requested he remain in custody until the end of the trial.
Mortally wounded, Fuld chased his attacker, jumped over a short stone wall and shot and wounded him before Fuld himself collapsed.
Fuld was evacuated to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.
Jabarin, who was shot by Fuld and another armed civilian, was evacuated in moderate condition and fully conscious to Hadassah University Medical Center in Ein Kerem.
“If there is one word to describe my brother, it was a hero,” Fuld’s brother told mourners at the funeral.
National Union leader and Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel at the time called the murder “a tremendous loss of a precious person, a hero who fought until his last breath to prevent other citizens from being harmed.”
Born in New York, Fuld immigrated to Israel in 1994.
The dual US-Israeli citizen lived in Efrat with his wife Miriam, and was the father of Tamar, 22, Naomi, 21, Yakir, 17 and Natan, 12.
Jerusalem Post Staff contributed to this report.
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