Premature baby born after terror attack dies in hospital

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Premature baby born after terror attack dies in hospital

Shira Ish-Ran was taken to hospital in critical condition after being injured in shooting, where she gave birth to 30-week-old child who has now passed away

Soldiers at the scene of the shooting in the West Bank
Soldiers at the scene of the shooting in the West Bank

A baby boy who was delivered prematurely during an emergency operation after his pregnant mother was shot in a terror attack in the West Bank has died at the Sha’are Zedek hospital in Jerusalem.

Shira Ish-Ran was critically injured on Sunday evening in a drive-by shooting, with seven Israelis injured as they waited at a bus stop outside the settlement of Ofra. The injured included Ish-Ran’s husband, Amichai.

The Ish-Ran’s baby was delivered by emergency C-section late Sunday night at 30 weeks, but the boy’s condition deteriorated and he died on Wednesday.

Jewish group Yachad described it as “devastating news,” adding: “Our heart goes out to his parents. May his memory be a blessing.”

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