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Amrosi, Mordechai (Moti)

Amrosi, Mordechai (Moti)


Son of Shoshana and Meir, he was born on the 17th of Sivan (17.6.1960) in Safed. Moti was a kind and modest boy. He studied in Safed and graduated high school with honors. Even when he finished his military service, he received many praise from his commanders, and they offered him a regular service. Moti agreed. He was not supposed to serve in Lebanon. Because he lost his sister Malka in a terrorist attack on schoolchildren from Safed who were walking in Ma’alot, he was only allowed to serve in the state, but when his unit came to Lebanon, Moti did everything his unit did in Lebanon. In his last days he served in the Nabatiyeh region, as commander of one of the Signal Corps units. One day before the disaster, he left Nabatiyeh to Tire to give testimony to the military police about a case in which one of his subordinates was involved. Because of the prohibition to travel at night without proper escort, he stayed overnight in the headquarters building, and that night an explosion took place that toppled the building. His brother Tzvi met him in Lebanon, on his way to Tire, and later took part in the rescue. Moti was about to finish his army service and return to civilian life three days before his fall. But at the last moment he decided to continue serving for another year. His commander wrote to the family that Moti was loved by all his commanders and friends. He was a believer, and he used to persuade soldiers in a pleasant manner and with strong passion and faith. He always smiled and treated everyone with respect. Moti fell in the course of his service in the Peace for the Galilee War on 25 Kislev, 11 November 1982 and was buried in the military cemetery in Safed. There is also the burial place of Malka z”l. Her father, a worker of the Ministry of Communications in Safed, worked hard to perpetuate the memory of the students who perished in the disaster of Ma’alot. In memory of her son and daughter, the family dedicateda sefer Torah in the “Beit Rahamim” synagogue in Pardes Katz. About a year later, the Torah scroll was transferred to the “Yad Hagiborim” synagogue in Ramat Gan. After his death, Moti was promoted to the rank of master sergeant. He was 22 years old when he fell, leaving behind his parents, three brothers and a sister.

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