Seven-year-old child shot in a West Bank terror attack

The child was shot in his hand and taken to Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

March 26, 2019 19:53
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A child wearing a Kippah

A child wearing a Kippah. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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A seven-year-old child from Beit El was shot on Monday evening in an attack that came from the village of Jalazone, a Beit El press release said.     

The child was shot in his hand and taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.  

Spokesperson of Beit El Regional Council Dudi Avitan told The Jerusalem Post in a phone interview that the child was shot when he was at home getting ready to go to bed at roughly 8.40 p.m. 

"This is not the first time we're being shot at by the people of Jalazone," he said, "it happened before and we trust that the IDF will know how to react."   

Beit El Council leader Shay Alon called the light injury "a miracle" and demanded that the IDF will "come to a reckoning" with
Jalazone residents, stating that "the IDF can be firm when it wants to be."    

The child is recovering, but may need an operation on his finger, according to an update by community members from Beit El. 

IDF forces are currently investigating the incident. 

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