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Shira's Baby Unites Nation of Israel

As Stand for Israel sadly reported yesterday, the baby born prematurely after his mother was shot by a terrorist has passed away. And now, The Times of Israel's Jacob Magid reports on the hundreds of Israelis who gathered at the Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem to bury little Amiad Yisrael:

Hundreds of mourners gathered at Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives cemetery Wednesday night for the funeral of a newborn who was delivered prematurely after his mother was shot in a terror attack outside the Ofra settlement earlier this week.

The infant, born after Sunday’s shooting by emergency C-section, was pronounced dead earlier in the day by doctors at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem after several days in intensive care.

The funeral took place as Israeli forces raided a Palestinian village and arrested a suspects in the terror attack, which left seven people injured, including the baby’s parents. Hours earlier Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders angrily vowed the military would catch the killers.

Some 300 hundred people crowded around the fresh gravesite on the Mount of Olives, overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City, using umbrellas to shield the baby’s tiny body, wrapped in a prayer shawl and smaller than a shoe box, from the steadily falling rain.

Barely able to speak between sobs, grandfather Refael Ish-Ran said despite the baby boy’s short life, few people had “managed to unite the nation of Israel” like he had.

“You brought so much light. And with all the light that you brought, we will extinguish their darkness,” he said in his eulogy.

The baby’s parents, Shira and Amichai Ish-Ran, were both recovering from gunshot wounds at the hospital and unable to attend the funeral...

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