A Brooklyn dad was critically wounded making an attempt to protect his household from a Palestinian terrorist in Jerusalem on Sunday, whereas a pregnant borough woman additionally shot within the assault needed to bear an emergency C-section.
The badly damage patriarch, Shia Hersch Glick of Williamsburg, “was shot in the neck while shielding his wife and kids,” mentioned Sen. Chuck Schumer at an unrelated press convention in New York Metropolis.
Glick — “cancer survivor beloved by all in the community” — is in vital situation on a respirator however anticipated to outlive, Schumer mentioned. The person’s son suffered much less extreme accidents when he was shot in the suitable arm, in accordance with native Israeli hospital officers.
In the meantime, the injured unnamed 35-year-old mom-to-be underwent an emergency C-section after being shot within the stomach, mentioned Dr. Alon Schwartz of Shaarei Tzedek Medical Middle to i24 Information.
“The baby is intubated in the neo-natal intensive-care unit — ventilated and intubated and in serious condition, also,” Schwartz mentioned.
A fifth American — Menachem Palace, 22, additionally of Brooklyn — was among the many whole eight individuals shot, too, the Times of Israel reported.
The group was on a bus headed to a spiritual web site often called David’s Tomb on the time.
““I looked to my right, next to the window I was sitting next to, and I saw that it was completely smashed. I quickly ducked down and saw blood on my shoulder,” Palace mentioned.
“From all the adrenaline, I didn’t notice that a bullet went into my shoulder.”
Two Israeli brothers recognized by information media as Elazar, 19, and Dovi, 16, had been among the many gunshot victims, as effectively. The siblings reunited on the hospital hours later, in accordance with stories.
“My two brothers were together last night, waiting for the bus,” their older brother Yair advised Channel 13, in accordance with Occasions of Israel.
“Elazar helped a woman get on the bus, and my 16-and-a-half-year-old brother Dovi was still at the bus stop when the shooting started,” Yair mentioned.
“Dovi called himself and told [the family] that they were both hit by a bullet, that he was conscious and that he was quite well. It calmed us down.”
The shooter — 26-year-old East Jerusalem resident Amir Sidawi — took a cab to the police station later Sunday and turned himself over to cops, the report mentioned.
Cabbie Shalom Harush mentioned he had no concept he was driving an alleged terrorist on the time.
“It’s not a good feeling,” he advised Walla Information.