Tzipi Hotovely:
'Keep praying for mother wounded in terror attack'

Dep. Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely visits 21-year-old woman wounded in terror attack near Ofra.

Hezki Baruch ,

Shira and Amichai Ishran
Shira and Amichai Ishran
Courtesy of family

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) on Wednesday visited Shira Ish-Ran, the 21-year-old Israeli woman seriously wounded in a drive-by terrorist shooting attack north of Jerusalem Sunday night.

Ish-Ran, who was 30 weeks pregnant at the time of the attack, suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the terror attack, and was evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in critical condition.

Once there, doctors performed an emergency caesarian section to deliver her child.

While the child remains in critical condition, Shira has shown improvement over the past few days, meeting with relatives after she regained consciousness.

Shira’s husband, Amichai, was also wounded in the attack, along with five other civilians.

On Wednesday, Deputy Minister Hotovely visited the couple at Shaare Zedek.

“Today, I visited Shira and Amichai, who were wounded in the shooting attack in Ofra,” said Hotovely.

“I met both of their wonderful families, the Silberstein family and the Ish-Ran family, who continuously expressed their thanks for the great miracle when Shira regained consciousness, and for all of the prayers from Jews across the world.”

Hotovely said the families had requested that people continue to pray on behalf of Shira, and her newborn child, whose life remains in jeopardy.

“In their name I request to please keep praying. Unfortunately, Shira and Amichai’s baby is still in life-threatening danger.”

On Sunday night, Arab terrorists opened fire from a passing vehicle outside of the Israeli town of Ofra in Samaria.

After regaining consciousness, Amichai and Shira met Tuesday for the first time since the shooting attack.

On Wednesday morning, relatives reported that Shira’s condition had continued to improve, and that she had been meeting with family members.