Talya Ames, 45
Aug 31, 2010 - Talya Ames, 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.
Yitzchak 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.
Talya Ames was driving with her husband Yitzchak 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.
Yitzchak 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.
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 Yitzchak 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.