Terror in Ofra: Premature baby fighting for his life – Manhunt for the Muslim terrorists continues
The manhunt for the Muslim terrorists who opened fire at Israeli civilians near the Jewish community of Ofra in the Binyamin area continued overnight Monday. The condition of the baby delivered prematurely after his mother was wounded in the drive-by terror shooting deteriorated and is fighting for his life, doctors reported Monday morning.
A total of seven Israelis were wounded after Muslim terrorists opened fire at a group of Jews who were lighting Hanukkah candles in memory of a car accident victim at a bus stop near the junction.
A 21-year-old pregnant woman 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 unborn child.
A 22-year-old man wounded in the terror attack also underwent surgery and his condition is now defined as light-to-moderate.
IDF soldiers, Border Police and security forces are searching the Arab villages in the area of Samaria and Binyamin Regional Division.
Shortly after the terror attack, IDF forces arrived in Silwad, an Arab village located nearby, and confiscated security cameras from local businesses. Silwad, which is affiliated with Hamas, is home to the Hammad clan of Muslim terrorists.
Hamas welcomed Monday the shooting attack: “The shooting was in response to ongoing attacks carried out against our people … It indicates that
resistance [Muslim terrorism] is still present in Judea and Samaria despite attempts to thwart it,” the terror group said in a statement.