Heartbreaking – Premature baby whose mother was wounded by Muslim terrorists near Ofra has died
The premature baby whose mother was critically wounded in the terror attack near the Jewish community of Ofra has died. The mother is in stable condition.
“We regretfully announce the death of Shira and Amichai’s child four days after the attack, despite the efforts of the doctors to save him,” the Sharei Tzedek hospital said in a statement.
On Sunday night, Muslim terrorists opened fire at Israeli civilians who were lighting Hanukkah candles in memory of a car accident victim at a bus stop near Ofra Junction, in the Binyamin area.
A total of seven Israelis were wounded in the terror attack.
A 21-year-old pregnant woman, Shira Ish-Ran lost a lot of blood after being hit in her lower abdomen and pelvis. She was rushed to Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem, where Doctors performed an emergency caesarian section in an attempt to save the life of the 7-months unborn child.
Her husband, Amichai, also was among the seven Israelis wounded in the shooting attack.
Shira remains in serious condition but is improving. Amichai is in moderate condition after being shot in the leg.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recalled Monday the terror attack:
“We are all praying for the wellbeing of the wounded from last night’s terrorist attack in Ofra. We support the doctors who are fighting for the baby’s life. Abhorrent terrorists tried to murder a mother and the baby in her womb. This is monstrous”.
“There are cries of joy by Palestinians. I think it is too much to expect a condemnation from the Palestinian Authority. They only contribute to incitement. The Shin Bet and IDF are pursuing the murderers and will capture them”.
Security forces continue their operational and intelligence efforts to locate the Muslim terrorists who carried out the terror attack.
IDF troops are investing most of their search efforts in the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council, with enhanced security checks being conducted at the councils’ entries and exits.