A teenage Israeli girl was shot in the town of Kiryat Arba in Judea on Thursday, the Times of Israel reports.

The girl, 13, was taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem in Jerusalem and reportedly remains unconscious.

The hospital said that she suffered a head wound in the shooting.

It is currently unclear whether the incident was a terror attack.

The IDF is conducting a search of the surrounding area, but has not made a formal statement as to the circumstances of the incident.

A spokesperson for the Kiryat Arba community stated that there is often random gunfire from the nearby city of Hebron and added, “We demand that security forces carry out scans and find the source of the shooting.”

JNS

Support
Jewish News Syndicate


With geographic, political and social divides growing wider, high-quality reporting and informed analysis are more important than ever to keep people connected.

Our ability to cover the most important issues in Israel and throughout the Jewish world—without the standard media bias—depends on the support of committed readers.

If you appreciate the value of our news service and recognize how JNS stands out among the competition, please click on the link and make a one-time or monthly contribution.

We appreciate your support.