3 children injured after playing with weapon shell

Children injured from shrapnel in central Israel after shell explodes. 14-year-old injured seriously.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

scene of explosion
scene of explosion
MDA Spokesperson

Three children, aged 9 to 14, were injured from shrapnel on Sunday when an artillery shell with which they were playing exploded in the Kula Forest near the city of Elad in central israel.

One of them, aged 14, is in serious condition and is suffering from injuries to his upper body. The two other children, aged 9 and 11, were injured moderately.

The three were evacuated by MDA teams to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.

MDA Paramedic Mickey Nemesh and MDA Emergency Medic Elad Yisrael Shemesh said: "When we got there, there was a lot of commotion. In the open area behind the bus terminal, we saw the three children who were fully conscious and has suffered injuries all over their bodies after being injured by an explosive device. A 14-year-old was lying on the ground, and near him were two children aged about 9 and 11.

"We gave them initial medical treatment that included dressing the injuries and stopping the bleeding, and we evacuated them from the area to the bus terminal using field stretchers. We loaded them onto a mobile intensive care unit and ambulances, and they were evacuated quickly while receiving further treatment on the way to Beilinson Hospital, as their conditions remained stable," they added.