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Baby Delivered Prematurely After Drive-By Dies

Israeli forces killed the Palestinian suspect in the West Bank shooting Wednesday
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2018 5:04 PM CST
Israeli soldiers conduct a search for suspects of a shooting attack yesterday in the West Bank City of Ramallah, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018.   (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
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(Newser) – A drive-by shooting at a West Bank bus stop Sunday night led to the premature birth of a baby, who died Wednesday, hours before a Palestinian suspected in the attack was killed by Israeli forces. Salah Barghouti, 29, was allegedly among assailants in a vehicle that opened fire outside a West Bank settlement, wounding seven people including a woman who was 30 weeks pregnant and was critically injured, the AP reports. Doctors delivered her baby via cesarean section, but the boy died at four days old, CNN reports. His mother's condition is slowly improving. As for Barghouti, the Shin Bet security agency said he was killed while trying to escape from an arrest raid and "attempting to harm" Israeli forces in the process. An unspecified number of other suspects were arrested. (Read more West Bank stories.)

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