7-year-old wounded in Iranian attack still in critical condition, says hospital

Renee Ghert-Zand is the health reporter and a feature writer for The Times of Israel.

Mohamad Hassouna points to a hole in the roof of a building caused by a projectile that injured his 7-year-old daughter Amina at their Bedouin village, in the southern Negev desert, on April 14, 2024. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)
Mohamad Hassouna points to a hole in the roof of a building caused by a projectile that injured his 7-year-old daughter Amina at their Bedouin village, in the southern Negev desert, on April 14, 2024. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)

Amina Hassouna, the 7-year-old girl severely injured by shrapnel from an intercepted ballistic missile continues to be in extremely serious condition at Soroka Medical Center.

The shrapnel fell directly on her home in the Negev desert during the Iranian attack in the early hours of Sunday morning.

According to pediatric intensive care director Dr. Isaac Lazar, she is still on artificial ventilation and in life-threatening condition.

“The interdisciplinary team of intensive care specialists, anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons and others continues to care for her around the clock,” Lazar says.

“We all hope that her condition will quickly improve and that she will soon be healthy and able to return home with her family,” he says.

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