12-year-old Ayala Shapira, who was badly burned in a terrorist firebomb attack in Samaria in December, was released from the Tel Hashomer Hospital on Thursday.
The attack occurred as Ayala and her father made their way home in the community of El-Matan. Two terrorists approached their vehicle and threw a firebomb at it. Ayala was able to leave the car on her own but suffered severe burns and required a lengthy hospitalization and recovery.
On Thursday, Ayala’s parents Avner and Ruth announced that their daughter had been released from the hospital and returned home.
"Starting today, she will be an outpatient at the hospital for just two days a week for further treatment and medical monitoring, and can return to school at the beginning of the school year,” they said.
Ayala celebrated her bat mitzvah this past June, signifying her taking her place in the Jewish people as a responsible adult at the age of 12.
Ahead of the bat mitzvah ceremony, Ayala ascended the Temple Mount – the holiest site in Judaism – to give thanks to G-d for her miraculous recovery.