The mother shot and critically wounded in Sunday's terror attack continues to improve, while her baby's life still hangs in the balance. The Times of Israel tells us that the parents of Shira Ish-Ran discussed their daughter's condition, while also calling for a more forceful response to terrorism:
The parents of a pregnant Israeli woman who was seriously injured in a shooting attack outside a West Bank settlement on Sunday said that their daughter’s condition was improving after a night in intensive care, but still serious. The condition of her baby boy, who was delivered by C-section, has worsened, however, doctors said Monday afternoon, adding that they were fighting to save his life and that the next few hours would be critical.
“We were able to go into intensive care. She opened her eyes and asked for Mom, so we rushed in,” Haim Silverstein, father of Shira Ish-Ran, told reporters Monday afternoon. “She got teary-eyed when she saw us. She got so emotional that we had to leave, because her pulse went up too much.”
Silverstein added, “There’s nothing like seeing your daughter open her eyes and communicate with her eyes, because her mouth was full of tubes.” He said doctors had brought her out of sedation to check on her status, but put her under again afterwards for her safety.
Ish-Ran’s mother, Liora, said, “I saw that she wanted to hold our hand so I gave her my hand and she held it. I saw her looking at her dad and he also gave his hand. And then I saw tears streaming down her cheeks. I saw that she was trying to speak, but she couldn’t because of the tubes connected to her. So I sang to her and we told her that all the people of Israel were praying for her. She’s a miracle, and she has the most wonderful medical team looking after her...”