A 9-year-old Jewish girl from Kochav Yaakov, north of Jerusalem, was hurt by a stray gunshot on Friday morning, serving as a frightening reminder of the risks of uncontrolled firearm use in Arab areas close to Jewish communities.
On the morning of Shavuot, Avigayil was having fun with her pals when she suddenly saw that her dress had a hole in it and her shoulder was bleeding.
According to the girl’s father, she had been playing at the building’s entryway when “suddenly she felt something fall on her.”
The father recalled that she was confused about what it was.
“When she noticed the holes in her dress and torso, she realized they weren’t wounds and that something had gotten inside of her.
After the doctor examined her, he indicated that it appeared to be a bullet and that she needed to get to the hospital because there was an entry wound but no exit wound.
She was transported right to the medical facility.
I didn’t get to the synagogue until after she had already been transported to the hospital for treatment.
With a piercing wound to her upper body, Avigail was transported to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.
Thank God, she’s recuperating at home now that she’s been discharged from the hospital, the father continued.
The inhabitants of Kochav Yaakov, which is close to the chareidi neighborhood of Tel Tziyon, were instructed to seek shelter inside buildings, lock their doors, and close their windows after learning of the incident out of concern for terrorist infiltration.
The curfew was lifted after it was discovered that the gunshot appeared to have originated in neighboring Ramallah.