parents of wounded mother
parents of wounded motherEliran Aharon

The father of Shira Ish-Ran, who was critically wounded in the shooting attack in Ofra last night, is staying at her bedside at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

In a conversation with reporters, he spoke about the condition of his daughter, who is still in serious condition, and of the baby who was delivered following the attack.

"We thank the Almighty that our son-in-law Amichai is recovering and is in relatively good condition. A miracle happened that he was shot with three bullets but is still in good condition," said the father, Chaim Silverstein.

"Our daughter Shira is still in intensive care. Her condition is steadily improving but is still serious. We got to go into the ICU for a few minutes. She kept an eye and a half on all the tubes that were going in and out.

"She was cried with excitement when she saw us. We had to leave because her pulse had risen too high.

"Our situation is improving, we pray and thank all of the people of Israel, people from all over the world turned to us and said they were praying for Shira and Amichai and the baby.

"She opened her eyes and asked her Mother and then we ran. We were very excited to see her even though her health is not so good but there is nothing like seeing our daughter open her eyes and talking to her eyes because her mouth is full of pipes."

On the condition of the baby, who was delivered at thirty weeks, the parents stated: "Prayers are needed."