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Israeli girl injured in firebomb attack celebrates bat mitzvah

Ayala Shapira suffered third-degree burns over most of her body after Palestinian teens hurled Molotov cocktail at car last December

Ayala Shapira,11, was seriously injured in a firebomb attack on December 25, 2014 while riding in the car with her father near the West Bank settlement of Maale Shomron. (Photo: courtesy)
Ayala Shapira,11, was seriously injured in a firebomb attack on December 25, 2014 while riding in the car with her father near the West Bank settlement of Maale Shomron. (Photo: courtesy)

JERUSALEM — An Israeli girl who was seriously injured in a West Bank firebomb attack celebrated her bat mitzvah.

Ayala Shapira, 12, celebrated with her family and classmates on Thursday in the West Bank settlement of Maale Shomron, where her family lives in its El Matan outpost.

Ayala remains hospitalized as she undergoes additional surgeries and rehabilitation in the aftermath of December’s attack. She was released from the hospital for a week of bat mitzvah celebrations, which included a family visit to the Temple Mount.

Ayala suffered third-degree burns over most of her body and face when two Palestinian teens threw firebombs at a car driven by her father.

ENGLISH FOLLOWS THE HEBREWהשבוע תחגוג אילה את הגעתה לגיל 12, בת-מצוה. זו תהיה מסיבה משולבת עם מסיבת ההודיה על הצלתה…

Posted by All4Ayala on Sunday, June 7, 2015

In January, the military prosecution submitted an indictment against the two Palestinian teens in connection with the attack.

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