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The scene of the shooting attack near Ofra. photo by Ammar Awad, Reuters, 9 Dec. 2018
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B'Tselem mourns death of newborn baby delivered after mother seriously injured in shooting attack near Ofra

B'Tselem expresses its deepest sorrow over the death of Amiad Israel, the newborn son of Shira and Amichai Ish-Ran, who was delivered in his mother's seventh month of pregnancy after she was gravely injured in a shooting attack carried out by a Palestinian near the settlement of Ofra. The father and five other people were also injured. B'Tselem sends its deepest condolences to the family and wishes the injured a full and speedy recovery. Deliberate attacks against civilians undermine basic human, moral and legal rules and are acts of abominable, deplorable and despicable nature.