A Palestinian schoolgirl was shot by Israeli soldiers, moderately wounded and left to bleed on the ground, under claims that she attempted to stab a soldier, PNN reports. The shooting took place near Kiryat Arba’ settlement, northwest of Hebron’s Old City.
According to Israeli media, the teenager attempted to stab an Israeli settler near the Givat Ramot neighborhood of the illegal settlement before being shot near a car repair shop in the area.
The victim was identified as Lama Al-Bakri, aged 16, and the incident took place as she was heading home from school. She was taken into custody some time after.
There were no reports of Israeli injuries.
The alleged attack attempt is the latest to take place in the occupied Palestinian territory, where an escalation of violence that kicked off in October has continued full-fledged into December, Ma’an further reported.
Hebron’s Old City, nearby where Sunday’s incident took place, was designated a “closed military zone” last month in the wake of attacks in the area.
Palestinians living in the Hebron area have since come under severe restrictions on movement, arrest raids, and invasive security checks by Israeli forces.