Six-year-old Israeli girl hit by stray bullet in West Bank

The bullet most likely came from the direction of Kalandia, according to IDF estimates.

 Israeli security forces guard the Qalandiya Checkpoint near Ramallah, June 12, 2021 (photo credit: JAMAL AWAD/FLASH90)
Israeli security forces guard the Qalandiya Checkpoint near Ramallah, June 12, 2021
(photo credit: JAMAL AWAD/FLASH90)

A six-year-old Israeli girl was injured by a stray bullet while playing in her home in the West Bank settlement of Kochav Ya'akov on Saturday.

Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedics treated the girl, who was then rushed to Hadassah-University Medical Center on Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus for further treatment, according to the hospital.

The IDF's Spokesperson Unit said the bullet most likely came from the direction of Kalandiya, a Palestinian village in the West Bank.

The Jerusalem medical center added that the young child is in light-to-moderate condition and suffered light wounds to her torso.

POLICE TAPE (Illustrative) (credit: REUTERS)POLICE TAPE (Illustrative) (credit: REUTERS)

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