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Israeli Bedouin girl wounded by Iranian missile fights for life

Amina Alhasoni, 7, was asleep in her bedroom when a fragment of an Iranian missile hit her home, leaving her with a serious head wound.

Israeli air defenses intercept Iranian ballistic missiles over Tel Aviv, April 14, 2024. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.
Israeli air defenses intercept Iranian ballistic missiles over Tel Aviv, April 14, 2024. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

A 7-year-old Israeli Bedouin girl injured overnight during Iran’s missile and drone assault on Israel underwent surgery Sunday for a serious head wound and remains in critical condition, according to Israel’s Soroka Medical Center.

The girl, Amina Alhasoni, from a Bedouin town near the southern Israeli city of Arad, was wounded by shrapnel from an intercepted ballistic missile that fell on her family’s home at around 2 a.m.

The home is not equipped with a shelter, and the girl was sleeping in her bedroom when the shrapnel hit. Her father, Mohammed, said that the family had heard air-raid sirens shortly before the missile fragment hit.

Iran fired over 300 missiles and drones at Israel in the unprecedented overnight attack.

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