Parents of 3-month-old terror victim welcome new baby


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The parents of a 3-month-old girl killed in a car-ramming attack in Jerusalem have welcomed a new baby girl.

Hannah and Shmuel Braun’s second child was delivered Sunday night in their Jerusalem home, as the labor had progressed too far to go to the hospital, the Times of Israel reported late Monday.

The baby was delivered by an Arab-Israeli paramedic, Ziad Dawiyat — the same paramedic who had tended to their baby, Chaya Zissel, following the attack at the Jerusalem light rail station and transported her to the hospital.

“I didn’t know what to do or say — to wish them congratulations or give them my condolences,” Dawiyat told the Times of Israel. “I was very moved, so I just wished them a ‘mazal tov’ and a long and peaceful life.”

Dawiyat said that he and the family plan to keep in touch.

The Brauns were returning from a visit to the Western Wall in October when a car driven by a former Palestinian prisoner from eastern Jerusalem drove purposely into the Ammunition Hill station in northern Jerusalem. The baby was thrown from her stroller and later died at the Hadassah hospital on Mount Scopus.

Chaya was born after her parents had tried for years to conceive with no success, the baby’s grandfather told reporters at the time.

Recommended from JTA