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Asher and Yonatan Palmer
Asher and Yonatan Palmer 
Scene of crash Photo: Eliad Levy
Scene of crash Photo: Eliad Levy

Terror victim's widow gives birth

Puah Palmer, whose husband Asher and son Yonatan were killed in West Bank five months ago, gives birth to girl

Published: 01.25.12, 18:42 / Israel News

Four months after her husband and infant son were killed in a terror attack in the West Bank, Puah Palmer gave birth Wednesday to a baby girl.


Asher Palmer, 25, and his 1-year-old son, Yonatan, died in September when their car overturned after it was stoned as they were traveling on Highway 60.


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Puah, who was five months pregnant at the time of the attack, gave birth at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Both mother and daughter were reported to be doing well.


Friends of the family said that the widow is refusing to return to the home she shared with her husband and son in Kiryat Arba. She now lives with her brother.


"She is having a very difficult time," one friend said. "She wants to try to forget what happened while also continuing his legacy.


"I am glad that we get to witness the best act revenge on her husband and son's killers," he added. "They wanted to wipe Jews off the face of the earth, and instead they got a new generation."


Ofer Ohana, a family friend and one of the first rescue crew members to arrive on the scene of September's attack, said that the birth is a symbol of the Jewish people's perseverance.


"No matter how much they try to destroy us, we multiply and grow stronger," he said.


Two Palestinians were arrested in November and were charged with the murder of Palmer and his son. The two confessed during questioning to throwing the stone that caused their crash. The rock was hurled out of a moving car.




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