Teenage Egyptian Beduin girl shot to death in Sinai near Israeli border

A teenage Beduin girl was fatally shot on Thursday in the Sinai Peninsula near Egypt's border with Israel, an Egyptian security official and medics said. The girl, identified as 12-year-old Samah Nayyef Abu Garad, was hit in the head by a bullet, eyewitnesses and the security official said. "She was shot by a stray bullet from the other side of the border (Israel), due to the ongoing fighting today between the Palestinians and Israelis," the Egyptian security official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media. A witness said Abu Garad was shot while standing near her home in the village of Umm Ammad, about 400 meters from the Israeli-controlled border point of Kerem Shalom and close to the Gaza Strip.