Three-year-old Adelle Biton, who was critically wounded in a rock terror attack in Samaria in March, was allowed to be temporarily discharged from the hospital on Friday so she can spend the weekend at home with her family.
Adelle was transferred in May to the Beit Levinstein Hospital for rehabilitation after being in critical condition for 2.5 months.
"The fact that we are being discharged today for a weekend means a lot," said Adelle’s mother, Adva Biton, in a conversation with the Israel Hayom daily newspaper.
“I can say that there is a difference of 180 degrees between now and our situation four months ago when Adelle was in intensive care,” she added. “Adelle is now moving her limbs, moving her head, her eyes. There is certainly still a long road ahead of us, and G-d’s ways are mysterious with what he plans for us, but we are seeing a trend of improvement all the time.”
Adelle, her mother and two sisters were all wounded when terrorists hurled heavy stones at their car as they drove near the city of Ariel.
The rock attack caused a car crash, and it was initially believed that Adelle’s injuries, along with those of her mother and sisters, were a result of the crash.
However, the investigation showed that Adelle was hit in the head by a stone the size of an adult man’s fist.
"Every day we see miracles, miracles of miracles," Adva Biton told Israel Hayom on Friday, adding, "We're going to celebrate, have a Shabbat dinner like we are used to and enjoy all the pleasures of Shabbat - rest, play with children, as we’ve always done.”
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