Bereaved mother:
'I will bring many more babies into the world'

Father of Shira Ish-Ran relates his daughter's words upon meeting her dying son, who was laid to rest last night.

Hezki Baruch ,

Haim Silberstein
Haim Silberstein
Hezki Baruch

Haim Silberstein, the father of Shira Ish-Ran, said Thursday that his daughter had left the intensive care unit and was transferred a regular ward in the hospital.

Speaking with reporters, Silberstein addressed the terror attack this morning. "I share the sorrow of the families who received the very bitter news that their sons were murdered by the evildoers, and I wish full recovery to the wounded, at least one of whom I know is behind me here in the emergency room," Silberstein said.

"We are very happy to announce that our daughter Shira has been released from intensive care and has moved to the ward. This is a very great sigh of relief for us, she is getting better, there is still a long way of rehabilitation, but we thank God for every positive step and hope for the best."

Silberstein described his feelings following the funeral of his grandson, Amiad Yisrael, who was born prematurely after the attack and passed away four days later. "It was a very difficult event, especially since Shira and Amichai could not attend the funeral, but we are happy that Shira and Amichai were able to separate yesterday morning from Amiad Yisrael, the grandson we did not have the privilege of raising, and we felt the completion of a cycle, that we could bring him to eternal rest on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, the united."

"As I said last night at the funeral, they will not deter us, we are stronger than they are, we are righter than they are, and we belong here more than they do. That is the message that must come out, we are full of faith in our just path."

Silberstein referred to the security situation. "Yes, we have to be careful. Yes, the government has to act, we see a change in course here, the level of terrorist activity is rising. I hope and pray that the government and security forces will respond with a strong and hard hand and prevent, God forbid, the recurrence of such incidents."

Silberstein related his daughter’s remarks yesterday upon seeing her dying son. "Shira is a very strong girl, and while crying she said that she would show them, she would bring many more babies into the world, with God’s help, and the people of Israel shall live. These were almost her first words when she saw her baby that was dying at the moment. That's how we raised her, that's how we feel, and with God's help we hope she will be very successful in these missions."