Israeli Christian Boy Receives a Deadly Gift
By Chris Mitchell
CBN News Mideast Bureau Chief
March 25, 2008
CBNNews.com– JERUSALEM, Israel – Last week, 15-year-old Ami Ortiz, the son of an Israeli pastor opened a holiday package during the Jewish celebration of Purim. He thought it was a gift. Instead it was a bomb.
Bomb Heard Around the Globe
News of this terror attack has reverberated throughout Israel and around the world.
The bombing took place in the Israeli town of Ariel in Samaria. It destroyed the family apartment of David Ortiz, a Messianic pastor. The force of the blast was so strong it shattered car windows three stories below.
His son, Ami, suffered major injuries including second and third degree burns, shrapnel in one lung, and wounds from head to toe.
Despite the life-threatening injuries, Ami survived – an outcome doctors called a miracle.