Skip To Content
Get Our Newsletter

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Fast Forward

Shira Ish-Ran, Whose Baby Died After Ofra Terror Attack, Leaves Hospital

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Shira Ish-Ran, the woman whose prematurely born baby died after she was shot in a terror attack last month left the hospital, on her feet.

“We are a walking miracle,” she told reporters as she left the hospital. “I arrived at the hospital lying down and left walking.”

Ish-Ran, who left leaning on a walker, was seriously injured in the shooting attack on Dec. 9 outside the West Bank settlement of Ofra. Her doctor, Dr. Alon Schwarz, told reporters a week after the attack that she will need a long recovery period and is expected to be able to bear children in the future. Her husband, Amichai, was shot three times in the leg during the attack.

“It’s not clear to me how our rehabilitation has progressed so quickly and in such a good way,” she said. “Your prayers help, keep praying, I also want to thank the hospital staff, how much they did for us and with sensitivity, it’s just unbelievable.” She also said she thanked God for the miracles every day.

Their baby, named Amiad Yisrael, was delivered from his injured mother and died three days after his premature birth at 30 weeks gestation. His parents were able to hold him right before he died but were not able to attend his funeral.

Israeli security forces on Tuesday arrested the Palestinian man, Asem Barghouti, who participated in the Ofra attack with his brother, who was the gunman.




    NY-12 Candidate Forum


    Aug 10, 2022

    7 pm ET · 

    Will the last Jew left in New York’s congressional delegation be reelected? Will New York’s senior congresswoman receive another term? Or will one of the newcomers upend Manhattan politics?

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons license as long as you follow our republishing guidelines, which require that you credit Foward and retain our pixel. See our full guidelines for more information.

To republish, copy the HTML, which includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline, and credit to the Foward. Have questions? Please email us at

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.