WITH blood pouring from his back after being stabbed by a 17-year-old terrorist, father-of-four Ari Fuld chased his and shot him dead before the Palestinian could knife a falafel-shop assistant.
Fuld was rushed to hospital... but doctors were unable to save him. “He’s not just a hero — he gave his life for me,” said falafel worker Hila Peretz.
New York-born Fuld was murdered outside a shopping centre on Sunday near his settlement of Efrat in Gush Etzion on the West Bank.
The fiercely pro-Israel activist was co-host of a TV political talk show. He worked for Standing Together, which provides support for Israeli soldiers.
For more than four hours, thousands mourned at his funeral.
His widow Miriam sobbed: “I don’t know how I will go on without you.
“We were born 24 hours apart from one another. We didn’t know it would end like this.
“You fought for what you believed in. I promise to take care of the children. Your job is to look after us from above.
“You never backed down from a fight because you knew you were in the right.
“You fought for what you believed in. You’ve left a legacy for the entire world to savour.”
His father, Rabbi Yonah Fuld, said at the funeral: “Zion cries and the land of Israel cries. Ari influenced thousands of people all over the world.”
A memorial fund set up to continue his legacy has reached £800,000. Contact gofundme.com/ari-fuld