A 23-year-old Jewish security guard was shot to death on Friday night at the entrance to the city of Ariel in the Shomron by two Palestinian terrorists.
The incident was captured by the security cameras at the entrance to Ariel, with footage showing a car approaching the guard post and the Arab in the passenger fire opening fire. Both Arabs then got out of the car and fired into the guard post at point-blank range with improvised Carlo submachine guns. They then returned to the car but then got out again and stabbed the guard before fleeing the scene.
The guard’s last act before he was murdered was saving the life of his fiancée, also a security guard on duty at the same post, by blocking her from the terrorists’ fire with his body. She was physically unharmed in the attack.
תמונת רכב המחבלים המופצת במצוד. סוזוקי כחולה. שני מחבלים. כנראה חמושים ברובה קרלו. לוחית זיהוי צהובה. pic.twitter.com/FjxMcgqaZ5
— Or Heller אור הלר (@OrHeller) April 29, 2022
MDA paramedics who arrived at the scene declared the security guard’s death and evacuated the female security guard, who was suffering from shock, to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.
The victim was later identified as Vyacheslav (Vladi) Golev, h’yd, of Beit Shemesh, a former student at Ariel University. He is survived by his parents, seven siblings, and fiancée, Victoria Fligelman of Ashkelon.
Border Police and the IDF, including special forces, launched a massive manhunt. They captured the terrorists about 20 hours later, shortly before the end of Shabbos, in the Palestinian town of Salfit, near Ariel, and seized their weapons.
The terrorists, who did not resist the police, were arrested in their homes along with several relatives suspected of aiding them. One of the terrorists had previously served a short prison sentence in Israel.
This is Vyacheslav Golev, the 23-year-old #Israeli from Bet Shemesh who was murdered last night by 2 terrorists in a shooting near Ariel. He worked together with his fiancée as a security guard & he ended up saving her life during the attack. May his memory forever be a blessing. pic.twitter.com/EkFEe9xECX
— StandWithUs (@StandWithUs) April 30, 2022
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)