Talya Natalya Ames

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From Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/ForeignPolicy/Terrorism/Victims/Pages/Talya_Imes.aspx
 

Aug 31, 2010 - Talya Ames (also spelled Aimes), 45, of Beit Hagai, was one of four Israelis murdered in a terrorist drive-by shooting attack on Route 60 near Kiryat Arba, east of Hebron. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
Talya Ames was driving with her husband Yitzhak and two other passengers when their vehicle was attacked by terrorists who sprayed the vehicle with gunfire. All four were hit by numerous shots from short range and pronounced dead at the scene.
 
Yitzhak and Talya Ames immigrated to Israel from Russia. Tali worked as an account manager in various offices in the area.
A friend and neighbor of the family, Yehuda Glick, related: "They came to Israel, to Gush Etzion, in 1991, with a sense of national mission for the Jewish people… They were gentle, regal people." Sixteen-year-old Ariel related that his mother always thought of others first.
 
The other victims of the attack were Avishai Yitzchak Schindler and Kochava Even Chaim.
 
Thirteen years ago, they decided to move to the small community of Beit Hagai in the Hebron hills, where they raised their six children. Talya and Yitzhak raised their children with joy and modesty," residents of Beit Hagai said. "They had quit a few difficulties in their life, but they overcame it all." Daniel, the eldest, was married and the father of the couple's first grandchild. Talya Ames was nine months pregnant when she was killed by the terrorists. The children had made their parents a surprise party just two weeks earlier to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.
 
Yitzhak and Talya Ames were buried in the Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem. They are survived by their six children - Daniel, 24, Ruth, 19, Ariel, 16, Ruhama, 12, Hodaya, 9, and Oz-David, 5.
 
Every year their family dedicates an evening of music and prayer in thrri memory at the Tomb of Machpela in Hebron for the evening of slichot, just before Rosh Hashannah.