You probably will not hear the name Amiad Yisrael in the mainstream media. That’s because he’s a Jewish baby boy killed by Palestinian terrorists in a drive-by shooting in the West Bank.

Amiad’s 30-week pregnant mother was shot, and doctors delivered Amiad in an emergency c-section on his wounded mother.

His mother survived and is recovering, but Amiad died several days after his birth.

[Shira and Amichai Ish-Ran][courtesy family]

The funeral was today, as The Times of Israel reports:

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….

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’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. Shira, who was 30 weeks pregnant at the time of the shooting, was seriously wounded in the shooting, but doctors said Wednesday her condition was improving.

Shortly before the burial, the baby was named Amiad Yisrael. The parents had only been able to visit the baby on Wednesday morning.

(Full video of funeral here)

Israel conducted an extensive manhunt, including a rare daytime raid in Ramallah, and today capture four of the terrorists involved, and killing a fifth who resisted arrest.

The Jerusalem Post reports:

The IDF killed the son of a West Bank Hamas leader and arrested suspected of links to the terrorist cell that wounded seven Israeli civilians at a bus stop outside of the Ofra settlement earlier this week.

The Shin Bet late Wednesday night confirmed it had shot Barghouti, 29, a resident of Kobar, located near Ramallah.

Saleh Omar Barghouti is the son of a West Bank Hamas leader, Omar Barghouti. He is not the same Omar Barghouti who leads the Palestinian BDS movement.

“The suspect tried to harm our forces as he attempted to flee,” the Shin Bet said in a statement, adding that security forces “shot and killed” him.

Palestinian sources said that Saleh was arrested when IDF soldiers intercepted a cab he was riding in, while a second Palestinian suspect also from Kobar, Wa’ed Barghouti, was arrested separately shortly afterward.

Next time you hear Marc Lamont Hill and other leftists talk about the legitimacy of violent resistance, remember that that resistance involves mostly terror attacks on Israeli civilians because they are Jewish.


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