Lilach Shushan, whose husband was killed in a rocket attack in August, gave birth on Saturday at Beersheba’s Soroka Medical Center.
Lilach’s husband, Yossi, 38, was killed when a Grad rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit his car while he was driving in Beersheba.
“It was hard not to have Yossi here,” Lilach said. “I thought about him. I felt him here with us in the room, in front of me, while I was giving birth.”
Lilach was taken to the hospital around 1 pm by ambulance, and gave birth to a boy – Shimon, named after Yossi’s father.
“I don’t know yet what will be his middle name,” she said.
Lilach wished to thank Beersheba’s mayor, who has provided his support over the difficult period after her husband’s death.
Mazal tov to Lilach and may your new son bring you nachas, joy and comfort. May he grow up to be a credit to you, his father Yossi z”l and all of Israel.
יהי רצון שתזכי לגדלו לתורה לחופה ולמעשים טובים