‘Always Knew He’d Be First to Confront an Attacker’

Stand for Israel  |  August 7, 2023

Burial of Chen Amir, Israeli security guard killed in August 5, 2023, terror attack in Tel Aviv
(Photo: Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)

Terror again struck the Holy Land this weekend, when a terrorist opened fire in Tel Aviv. A security patrolman, Chen Amir, was killed in the attack. The Times of Israel reports that the husband and father of three is remembered as an Israeli who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the people of the Holy Land:

The widow of Chen Amir, the municipal security patrolman killed in a Tel Aviv terrorist attack, eulogized her husband on Sunday, saying that she was not surprised he had confronted the attacker.

“Chen is the most amazing person in the world. He is an amazing husband. He is a wonderful father to three daughters,” Vered Assayag Amir told reporters outside the family’s home in Bat Yam, the day after her husband was killed.

“I always knew he’d be the first to [engage an assailant],” she added. “In all the previous terrorist attacks, he was always the first to run and search and help. He has a closet full of thank you certificates. He saved lives, he saved people.”

“He was a hero, ready to sacrifice his life to protect his fellow officers and every person on the street, without making any distinction between one person and another,” said Adia, Amir’s sister…

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