6-year-old Israeli girl struck by bullet while playing in yard of settlement home
Child from Kochav Yaakov listed in light-to-moderate condition after being taken to hospital; military says she was apparently hit by stray shot from direction of Ramallah
A 6-year-old Israeli girl was wounded Saturday after being struck by a bullet while outside her home in the West Bank settlement of Kochav Yaakov, according to the military and medics.
The Magen David Adom ambulance service said the girl was playing in the yard at home when she was hit by the bullet, moderately wounding her. Paramedics took her to a hospital in Jerusalem with a bullet wound.
MDA later reported she was in light-to-moderate condition, fully conscious and stable.
The Israel Defense Forces said the girl appeared to have been wounded by a stray bullet coming from the direction of Qalandiya near Ramallah, north of Jerusalem.
The military added it was further looking into the matter.
The incident came after the Defense Ministry said guards at a West Bank crossing foiled a planned stabbing attack earlier Saturday; it also followed an attempted attack in the northern West Bank Friday night, when an Israeli security vehicle came under fire.