Terrorists Shoot Pregnant Jewish Woman, Forcing Premature Delivery of Baby

Monday, December 10, 2018 |  Israel Today Staff

A 21-year-old Jewish woman and her prematurely-delivered baby boy remained in stable, but serious condition on Monday afternoon, a day after being shot by Palestinian terrorists in Samaria.

The pregnant woman was waiting at a bus stop outside the Jewish town of Ofra when gunmen in a passing vehicle opened fire. Seven people were hit, but the most critically wounded was the pregnant woman, who suffered several gunshots to her body, including one to the lower stomach area.

After being rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, the woman's child was prematurely delivered via Cesarean section. He was initially listed as "stable," but doctors have since reported that his condition is deteriorating.

The mother underwent emergency surgery and was said to be "fighting for her life," but has since been upgraded to "stable" condition.

Doctors said that neither the mother nor her child were yet out of danger.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces continue to hunt for the perpetrators of this heinous crime, who are believed to be taking refuge in Palestinian Authority-controlled territory.

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