"I was at the checkpoint with a few of the other guards when two ordinary looking guys showed up," he recalled from his hospital bed on Sunday. "There was nothing suspicious about them, and then all of a sudden one of them shot me in the back, from point-blank range.
Dichter visiting wounded officer at hospital (Photo: Haim Zach)
"I pulled away, and I saw he was trying to take another shot, but his gun jammed, and I shot him. The other terrorist started running at me, so I shot him too.
"It was like something out of a movie," he added. "They were even shouting 'Allahu Akbar'."
Rish said he has every intention of returning to full service as a Border Guard offices when he recovers.
Security forces continued their investigation into Saturday's shooting, finding that both terrorists were from the village of Jabel Mukaber near Jerusalem.
Both were 23, and carrying Israeli IDs. The death of a third Palestinian, believed a bystander, is still under investigation.
"The fact that the attack was carried out by Arabs carrying Israeli IDs makes last night's event that more serious," said Dichter. "Unfortunately, this isn't an unusual event, we must prevent such things from reoccurring," he added.