(Courtesy Family)
Ofer shooting

The baby of 21-year-old Shira Ish-Ran, who was shot in the abdomen by a Palestinian terrorist in her 30th week of pregnancy, has died.

By TPS and United with Israel Staff

The baby boy delivered by emergency c-section on Sunday night, after his mother was critically wounded in a terror attack in Samaria, has died, Shaare Zedek Hospital confirmed on Wednesday night.

Shira Ish-Ran, 21, gave birth to her baby at 30 weeks after she was critically wounded on Sunday night in a drive-by shooting at the Ofra Junction in which seven people were injured.

Her husband, Amichai Ish-Ron, was also among the wounded.

“Our hearts are with Shira and Amichai over the passing of their four day old son who did not even have a name.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated. “The murderers are abhorrent, the most deviant criminals on earth. The security forces are pursuing them and I hope that there will be news soon on this matter. We will not slacken until we find them and deal with them to the fullest extent of the law.”

Shaare Zedek Hospital said in a statement that despite doctors’ efforts to save the baby boy, he died on Wednesday evening.

Shira has been recovering, reports indicate. She remains in serious but stable condition.

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