According to Kan News on Thursday, the Palestinian terrorist who last weekend shot and killed Chen Amir in the middle of Tel Aviv entered Israel through a breach in the Judea and Samaria security fence.
At the intersection of Montefiore and Allenby streets, two municipal patrol policemen attempted to interview a suspicious person, which is how the confrontation on Saturday got started.
He disregarded their offers, pulled out a revolver, and fired at them, hitting Amir in the process. The second guard then pursued the terrorist, killing him with a shot.
Kamel Abu Bakr, 22, from Rummanah, a town close to Jenin in northern Samaria, was named as the attacker.
He had been hiding out in the Jenin refugee camp for the previous six months and belonged to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. According to the report, a preliminary investigation revealed that Abu Bakr entered Israeli territory hours before the attack via a hole in the seam line barrier close to Rummanah.
The terrorist’s route to Tel Aviv is still under investigation, and authorities are looking into the likelihood that he hitchhiked. Several Palestinians have been detained by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) in relation to the horrific attack.
The widow of Amir described him as “the most amazing person in the world, an amazing husband, and a wonderful father” to his three kids in a eulogy she gave him on Sunday.
Outside the family home in Bat Yam, south of Tel Aviv, Vered Amir told reporters, “I always knew he’d be the first to [engage a terrorist].” “In every prior terrorist assault, he was always the first to flee, look for, and offer assistance. He has a whole closet full of thank-you notes.
He helped people and saved lives. “He was a hero, willing to give 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.
“We are aware that Chen was shot and that both he and the patrolman reacted. They both noticed something was strange and came closer. He was severely hurt, and there wasn’t much that could be done. The damage was fatal, Adia continued.
About 50 people will benefit from Amir’s organs, according to medical staff at Ramat Gan’s Sheba Medical Center (Tel Hashomer), who made the announcement on Sunday.