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Baby Born Prematurely To Mother Shot In West Bank Attack Dies In Hospital

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A baby born prematurely after his mother was shot during a drive-by terror attack in the West Bank died on Wednesday.

Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek hospital made the announcement of the baby’s passing. The boy had been delivered by cesarean section at 30 weeks gestation to save the life of his mother, Shira Ish-Ran, 21. The newlywed’s husband, Amichai, also was among the seven Israelis wounded in the shooting Sunday outside the West Bank settlement of Ofra when a car carrying Palestinian gunmen opened fire at a bus stop where soldiers were waiting to hitch rides.

Two of the other Israelis injured in the attack were 16-year-old girls.

The shooters remain on the loose.

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