July 15, 2003 - Amir Simhon, 24, of Bat Yam was killed when a
armed with a long-bladed knife stabbed passersby on Tel Aviv´s
The terrorist arrived at the Tarabin restaurant in Jaffa at around
where he stabbed and wounded the security guard. The attacker then
along the seaside promenade, where Amir Simhon was walking with his
girlfriend of several months. When the terrorist tried to stab her,
protected her with his body and she was unharmed. He himself was
died of his wounds in hospital. The terrorist, who was shot and
is a member of the Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.
Amir, the eldest in his family, grew up in Bat Yam and began serve as
volunteer in the Civil Guard in 1995. During his three-year service
Border Policeman in Jerusalem and in Judea and Samaria, he continued
volunteer with his friends in the Civil Guard when he was home on
About half a year ago, he was promoted to the uniformed Matmid unit.
was also employed in the Tel Aviv municipal patrol, and just a week
received a commendation for pursuing and apprehending a thief on the
Aviv promenade. Amir´s father said, "For three years in fought in the
territories, and in the end he was killed on the Tel Aviv promenade."
Amir Simhon is survived by his parents, Moshe and Herzliya, three
and two sisters. (IMRA.ORG.IL 07/15/03)