Security guard murdered in Tel Aviv shooting attack
Chen Amir 42
August 6, 2023 - Chen Amir was murdered Saturday afternoon in a terror attack in Tel Aviv. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.
Chen Amir, a 42-year-old municipal security guard was murdered on Saturday afternoon in a shooting attack on Montefiore Street in Tel Aviv.
Amir is survived by his wife Vered and three daughters. His family has agreed to donate his organs in order to save additional lives.
The incident took place after two security guards at the scene turned to the terrorist, who had aroused their suspicions. In response, the terrorist drew his weapon and began firing at the head of one of the security guards. The second security guard neutralized the terrorist, who later died in the hospital.
The terrorist has been identified as a resident of Jenin, who was found to be carrying a letter announcing his intention to become a "martyr."
Shabak (Shin Bet) has identified the terrorist as Kamel Abu Bakr, 22, a resident of Rummanah, who had been hiding in Jenin for the past six months. Abu Bakr was known to be affiliated with the Islamic Jihad terror group, and did not hold an entry permit into Israel due to his terrorist affiliation.
The agency is investigating how he entered Israel.
Police are searching the area for accomplices.
A statement from Magen David Adom (MDA) read: "At 6:44 PM, MDA's 101 Dispatch Center in Dan region received a report of a man injured by a gunshot on Montefiore Street in Tel Aviv.
MDA EMTs and paramedics rushed to the scene, and provided medical treatment to a man in serious condition."
It added, "The 40-year-old man suffered a penetrating injury and was transported to Ichilov Hospital while undergoing CPR.