Amiad Yisrael

“Our baby, Amiad Yisrael, managed to unite the Jewish people in the three days he was alive, something most people don’t manage to do during their entire lifetime.”

January 1, 2019 08:33
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Amiad Yisrael

Shira and Amichai Ish-Ran on their wedding day. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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On December 16, Shira and Amichai Ish-Ran held a news conference, together with their parents, at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center, where they were treated for serious wounds sustained in a terrorist shooting that injured six other people outside Ofra a week before – at the end of the festival of Hanukkah. Shira, who was 30-weeks pregnant, was targeted by the terrorist in the drive-by shooting, and rushed to the hospital by an ambulance as a Magen David Adom medic successfully stemmed the constant bleeding. At the hospital, she had an emergency C-section, and her baby was born in critical condition. Tragically, he died three days later, and was buried on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives, after being named Amiad Yisrael.


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