11-Year-Old Girl Severely Burned in Palestinian Fire Bomb Attack in West Bank, Father Suffers Minor Injuries (PHOTOS)
An 11-year-old girl was seriously wounded in a Palestinian firebomb attack on her car near Maalei Shomron in the West Bank on Thursday while her father suffered minor burn injuries.
At around 6:30 pm, medic Yair Yitzchaki, a volunteer for the United Hatzalah rescue service, raced towards the burning vehicle and found the young girl with third degree burns to over 50 percent of her head and upper body. Working with IDF medical evacuation teams the girl was then transported to the burn center at Israel’s Tel Hashomer hospital.
IDF units, operating in close coordination with local rescue units, alerted nearby medics of the burning car. Israel’s Ynet News reported that the vehicle was hit by a Molotov cocktail thrown by Palestinians.
IDF forces that arrived at the area shortly after the paramedics, began searching for the perpetrators in the area between Ma’ale Shomron and the Palestinian town of Qalqilya.