Ayala Shapira Wakes Up

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

Ayala Shapira, the 11-year-old girl who was nearly killed in a firebombing in the Shomron a week ago, regained consciousness on Thursday, and was able to communicate with family members, Arutz Sheva reported.

Ayala remains in serious but stable condition the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, but the improvement was significant and her parents were overjoyed.

Ayala’s mother, Ruth, excitedly told reporters Thursday — “on the way here I got a telephone call and I was told that Ayala has woken up. Avner [her father] is standing next to her; he is talking to her, she recognizes him and recognizes my voice on the telephone, and is responding to simple instructions.”

“We are simply seeing, this week, the power of prayer,” she added. “We feel that we are being carried up on a miracle, because quite simply, since the terror attack, everything has gone as smoothly as it could have with Ayala. It is simply unbelievable. We ask everyone to continue to pray for her. She is still not out of danger — we still have a long way to go.”

The attack occurred on a road between Maalei Shomron and El-Matan, off Route 55, which runs between Kfar Saba and Shechem.

Ayala’s father, Avner, was lightly wounded in the attack and is recovering in the same hospital department.

The two Arab terrorists who carried out the attack were arrested that same night by the elite IDF unit Duvdevan.