Surgeons delivered the baby of a 21-year old pregnant woman by Caesarean section overnight Sunday, Dec. 9, while operating on the gunshot wounds the mother sustained in a Palestinian drive-by shooting Sunday night, Dec. 9, at the Ofra bus stop in Binyamin, Samaria. The baby’s condition declined overnight, while the doctors are trying to stabilize the mother after hours of surgery. Two of the seven people injured in the attack were seriously hurt, one of them was her husband who was evacuated with his wife to Shaarei Zedek hospital in Jerusalem. The others, most of them teens, suffered slight injuries. The car sped away from the scene after the attack. Monday morning, IDF troops and the Shin Bet were still searching for the terrorists – at least two were seen in the car. Overnight they combed through the nearby village of Silwad east of Ramallah.
DEBKAfile: The IDF and Shin Bet suspect that this Ofra attack may been the work of the fugitive terrorist who on Oct. 7 murdered Ziv Hajbi from Rishon Lezion and Kim Levengrund-Yehazkel from Rosh Ha’Ayin in the Barkan industrial area. The killer, Ashraf Naalwa, 23, from Shweika village near Tulkarm, has not been apprehended and was believed to be planning to continue his terrorist rampage against Israeli targets.
President Trump’s special ME ambassador Jason Greenblatt condemened the attack and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley called on Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to stop its payments to terrorists.