Daily Israel Report

10-Year-Old Girl Injured in Rocket Attack Fighting for Her Life

Two teenage Bedouin sisters injured in rocket attack on Be'er Sheva; one fights for her life. Elderly man also seriously injured.
By Tova Dvorin
First Publish: 7/14/2014, 7:27 PM / Last Update: 7/14/2014, 9:24 PM

Rocket attack (archive)
Rocket attack (archive)
Flash 90

Three people were seriously injured from rocket fire in Be'er Sheva on Monday, including two teenage sisters. 

The sisters, ages 10 and 13 respectively, were hit by shrapnel after a rocket landed in a Bedouin village close to Be'er Sheva. 

They were admitted to Soroka Medical Center shortly after the attack, according to Walla! News. One, 13 year-old Atil Alwakili, is in moderate condition; the other, 10 year-old Mar'am, is fighting for her life after suffering from shrapnel wounds to her stomach. 

An 81 year-old disabled man was also seriously injured in the attack. Magen David Adom (MDA) and Ichud Hatzalah medics treated him at the scene; he was transferred to Soroka for more treatment. 

Another rocket was shot down by the Iron Dome Monday evening, and two additional rockets exploded in open areas near Be'er Sheva.

Two additional rockets exploded near Yeruham, with no injures or damage reported.