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3rd victim of Ariel terror attack named as Motti Ashkenazi

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

A picture of Motti Ashkenazi, the third victim of a terror attack near the northern West Bank settlement of Ariel on November 15, 2022. (Courtesy)
A picture of Motti Ashkenazi, the third victim of a terror attack near the northern West Bank settlement of Ariel on November 15, 2022. (Courtesy)

The third victim of this morning’s terror attack near the West Bank settlement city of Ariel is named as Motti Ashkenazi.

Ashkenazi, 59, from the central city of Yavne, was stabbed to death during the attack that left two others dead.

He worked as a supplier for the Amisragas gas distributor in the West Bank area.

Ashkenazi is survived by his wife, three children and two grandchildren.

“Motti was a loving person, full of joy, an exemplary husband, and a family man with a huge soul who always loved to help everyone,” his family says in remarks provided by the Yavne municipality.

A spokesperson for Yavne says the city “shares in the family’s grief and is supporting them at this difficult time.”

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