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Terror Victim Posthumously Awarded Medal of Distinction

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Those of us who stand for Israel mourned the September murder of Ari Fuld, an American-Israeli who was an advocate and defender of the Jewish state. A Fellowship writer in Israel wrote a particularly moving piece in the wake of Ari's death. And now, The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross reports that Fuld is also being remembered by the Israel Police, who have given him their third-highest decoration for fighting off his attacker and saving lives:

The Israel Police awarded a medal of honor on Tuesday to Ari Fuld, an Israeli-American who chased after and shot at the terrorist who had moments before stabbed and fatally wounded him outside a supermarket in the central West Bank two months ago.

Fuld was posthumously awarded the Medal of Distinction — the third highest award that can be granted by the Israel Police.

A resident of the Efrat settlement and father of four, Fuld was one of 54 people — police officers and civilians — to receive an official commendation on Tuesday night, at an event attended by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, outgoing Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich and President Reuven Rivlin...

“Ari — may his memory be blessed — turned around, faced the terrorist, saw the knife covered in his own blood and screamed: ‘Terrorist! Terrorist!'” the police said in a statement.

“He pushed the terrorist back and fought with him. When the terrorist fled, despite his critical injuries, Ari chased after the terrorist with the last of his strength and managed to shoot him with his handgun before collapsing to the ground,” according to the police...

“I am proud of these wonderful and incredible people: border guards Israel Police officers and resourceful civilians, including Ari Fuld — may God avenge his death — who fought with a despicable terrorist until his last breath. Unfortunately it is in these extraordinary incidents that we learn the most about [Fuld],” Erdan said at the award ceremony...

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