The Israeli security guard who was killed by two Palestinian terrorists in the West Bank town of Ariel while protecting his fiancée was laid to rest on Sunday.
Twenty-three-year-old security guard Vyacheslav Golev was guarding the entrance to the settlement when two Palestinian terrorists opened fire on his post on Friday evening.
He moved quickly to cover for his fiancée, Victoria Fiegelman, who had visited him during his shift. Golev received several bullets from the terrorists’ Carl Gustav submachine guns.
He is survived by his parents and seven siblings.
The terrorists, identified as 19-year-old Yahya Mar’ee, whose family is affiliated with the Hamas terror group, and 20-year-old Yousseff A’asi, were arrested on Sunday.
Israeli forces also attacked the West Bank village where the terrorists live, the army said.
In a statement released by the Israel Police, Commissioner Kobi Shabtai said the arrest “is a decisive message that expresses the policy of the Israel Police, which operates on all fronts and with all its units, including special forces. , to thwart terrorism”. and arrest anyone who has harmed or seeks to harm Israeli civilians or members of the security forces. »
Hundreds of mourners attended Golev’s funeral, including Beit Shemesh Mayor Aliza Bloch.
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“You are a hero and only one will remember you,” Bloch said. “You died protecting your fiancée and Ariel’s people.” The mayor added that the Golev family embodies “Israeli history”.
Golev’s cousin Vladimir praised him: “You served as an example of what a good person is in this world,” Vladimir said of his cousin. “You had such a big heart, you will be greatly missed by all of us.”