Security guard killed in Ariel terror attack laid to rest - watch

Vyacheslav Golev, killed by two Palestinian terrorists while guarding the West Bank settlement, was buried in Beit Shemesh.

 Family and friends attend the funeral for Vyacheslav Golev, who was shot dead by terrorists a few nights ago during his shift as a security guard outside the Ariel settlement, in Bet Shemesh on May 01, 2022 (photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)
Family and friends attend the funeral for Vyacheslav Golev, who was shot dead by terrorists a few nights ago during his shift as a security guard outside the Ariel settlement, in Bet Shemesh on May 01, 2022
(photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)

Vyacheslav Golev, the 23-year-old security guard killed by two Palestinian terrorists in Ariel on Friday night, was buried on Sunday at the Derech Chaim Cemetery in Beit Shemesh.

Mourners bury Israeli guard killed by Palestinian gunmen, May 1, 2022 (credit: Reuters).

Golev was a Beit Shemesh resident from a haredi (ultra-Orthodox) family and a student at Ariel University. He was guarding the entrance of the West Bank settlement with his fiancée, Victoria Fiegelman. When the attackers began shooting, he shielded her with his body, saving her life.

Vyacheslav was mourned by hundreds of friends, family members and colleagues who attended the funeral.

Golev’s cousin Vladimir eulogized him, saying, “You served as an example of what a good person in this world is. You had such a big heart. We will all miss you very much.”

Beit Shemesh Mayor Aliza Bloch said, “You are a hero and you will be remembered as one. You died while protecting your fiancée and the people of Ariel.” Bloch added that the Golev family embodies the “Israeli story.”

 IDF soldiers map the house of the terrorist who killed Golev Vyacheslav at the entrance to Ariel on April 29, 2022. (credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT) IDF soldiers map the house of the terrorist who killed Golev Vyacheslav at the entrance to Ariel on April 29, 2022. (credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

In a statement released shortly after the killing, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said, “We will remember Vyacheslav along with all our heroes. He was murdered while protecting his fiancée, who secured the checkpoint of the settlement with him, with his body and saved her life. This lovely couple just started their life together. Our hearts are broken.”

Golev’s fiancée, Victoria, was physically unharmed in the attack but was hospitalized for treatment of post-traumatic stress syndrome.

On Saturday night, security forces caught the two terrorists who killed Golev, in Qarawat Bani Hassan, a short distance from Ariel. Forces also carried out raids in the West Bank overnight on Sunday, arresting suspects and mapping the homes of the captured terrorists for demolition.