This past sunday in a drive-by shooting by Palestinian terrorists 7 Israelis were hit, including a 21-year-old pregnant woman. The shooting occurred at a bus stop near the Town of Ofra located in the West Bank. IDF troops nearby responded by firing towards the vehicle, which fled.
One of those wounded was a 21-year-old pregnant woman named was in serious condition after sustaining wounds to her upper body. After surgery the mother is reported as stable.
Doctors were forced to deliver the baby prematurely by emergency C-Section.
The premature baby died Wednesday, despite doctors’ efforts to keep him alive.
He was buried Wednesday night.
“The murderers are abhorrent, the most deviant criminals on Earth,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin called the shooting an act of despicable terrorism. Danny Danon, Israel’s permanent representative to the United Nations, said, “The world must strongly condemn this terror and not remain silent.”
U.S. peace envoy Jason Greenblatt said the baby’s death was “absolutely heartbreaking.”