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Arab Runs Down And Kills Israeli Security Guard

September 10, 2012

Israeli Arab Suspected in Driving Murder of Guard

Police have arrested an Israeli Arab man suspected of running down and killing a Samaria security guard By Maayana Miskin First Publish: 9/9/2012, 5:06 PM
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Police have arrested a 25-year-old Israeli Arab man on suspicion of murder in the death of a Samaria community guard. Security guard Lior Farhi, 40, was run down and killed Sunday morning in Shaarei Tikva, five miles east of Tel Aviv.

Police chief Amos Yaakov said the killing was apparently intentional.

The suspect, who was not named, is from the town of Kfar Kassem. He was nabbed in Yafo after police received a tip regarding his whereabouts.

A second man, believed to have been a passenger in the car at the time of the killing, was arrested as well.

Farhi was run down while trying to prevent the driver from entering an Israeli community in Samaria. Paramedics fought to resuscitate him, but doctors in Beilinson Hospital were unable to save him.

Farhi will be buried Monday afternoon at 2:00 in a military funeral in Petach Tikva's Segula cemetery.


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Video: Friends and Neighbors Remember Killed Security Officer

Neighbors and friends describe security officer Lior Farhi, who was intentionally run over by an Arab driver. By Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski First Publish: 9/11/2012, 5:14 AM

Arutz Sheva spoke on Monday with neighbors and friends who were at the funeral of Lior Farhi, the security officer from Shaarei Tikva who was intentionally run over by an Arab driver Sunday morning.

Farhi left behind a pregnant wife, Naomi, and three children.

Ayelet Ben Menachem, a resident of Shaarei Tikva, described Farhi as "a very special person. He was very modest, he didn't want anyone to really know what he was doing. He wanted to do everything for the people in the community. He wanted to make them safe and give them a feeling that they were coming to a safe place."

Danny Dayan, chairman of the Yesha Council, told Arutz Sheva that "there is no doubt" that Farhi was a victim of terrorism.

"Terrorism has many shapes and many weapons," he said. "Sometime it's a stone, sometimes it's a knife and sometimes it's a rifle. This time it was a car, but it's the same Arab terror that is trying to evict us from our land."

"Lior Farhi died defending the whole country," he said. "He tried to prevent a hostile population from getting into the metropolitan centers of Israel."

Dayan's words were echoed by Adam Halley, security coordinator of the Israel Heartland organization.

"He put his life in danger while protecting his community, and he was struck down by an Arab terrorist who just happened to use his vehicle instead of a bomb or a gun," said Halley.

"Every so often we realize that the situation is worsening, and right now I think we're on the crest of a wave of a very large number of attacks, whether they be physical infiltrations into our communities, rock throwing, or shootings," he added. "But things are definitely much worse than they've been in a long time."

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