'It's our worst nightmare come true'

Mother of young mother wounded in Ofra shooting attack says newborn grandchild 'needs a lot of prayers' after forced into early birth.

Yoni Kempinski ,

mother of Ofra attack victim
mother of Ofra attack victim
Arutz Sheva

The parents of the young mother who was critically wounded in the shooting attack in Ofra last night, spoke to Arutz Sheva about the attack which left their son-in-law wounded and their daughter and newborn grandson fighting for their lives.

"This is like your worst nightmare coming true," Shira Ish-Ran's mother said. "You're always on the other side, hearing about terror attacks that happen, and it's always happening to somebody else."

"I was just having a regular evening. I was working at home. My husband came in and he said that there'd been a terror attack and that we had to go straight away to the hospital. I just took my telephone and my Siddur (prayer book) and we just ran out of the house.

"We were driving on the road, and my husband told me that Amichai, our son-in-law, had called and that he was in an ambulance and that there'd been a shooting - we didn't even know about the shooting," she added.

"We got to the hospital and we were told that our daughter was in a very difficult situation. She was shot in her lower abdomen and that they were going to have to do a C-Section and take the baby out. She was only 30 weeks [pregnant]. They said to us that obviously the most important thing was to save her, and we said obviously.

"We were up the whole night. I was saying Tehilim (Psalms) after Tehilim after Tehilim. It was just very tense. In the middle of it, they came out and told us that there had been a very big progress. Then, suddenly, they came out and said that there's some problem we had to wait about an hour and a half to find out that she was going to make it.

"We keep davening (praying) for her recovery and for the recovery of the baby, who needs a lot of prayers," she said. "The baby's in danger."