Vyacheslav Golev, the 23-year-old security guard killed in Friday’s terror shooting at the entrance to the West Bank settlement of Ariel, is laid to rest Sunday in Beit Shemesh. Hundreds of people attend the ceremony.
Golev is survived by his parents, seven siblings and fiancee Victoria Fligelman, who was also stationed at the guard post. Golev shielded her with his body, saving her life.
Eulogizing Golev, Beit Shemesh Mayor Aliza Bloch calls him a hero who defended the Ariel community and his fiancee “like a brick wall.”
She says the Golev family, who immigrated to Israel from Russia, are “the story of Beit Shemesh and of Israel. With the story of your lives you brought together the story of Israel and of aliyah. You are the mosaic of Israel.”