Rock attack in Samaria
Rock attack in Samaria Israel news photo: Flash 90

Terrorists wounded an Israeli girl, a resident of Har Bracha, on Thursday night in a rock attack near the Tapuach junction in Samaria.

According to reports, the girl was travelling with her parents in the family vehicle when Arabs threw stones towards the vehicle near Kfar Haras. The girl was hit in the head by a heavy stone in the attack. Her parents continued to drive until the Tapuach junction where she was given initial treatment.

The victim was taken to the Schneider Children's Hospital in Petach Tikvah. Her condition was defined as moderate, meaning that doctors do not currently fear for her life but that there is a risk of permanent handicap.

IDF soldiers are searching for the perpetrators.

Earlier in the evening an Israeli man reported that terrorists fired on his car as he drove near the town of Ofra, north of Jerusalem. IDF soldiers investigated and said the sounds the man heard were caused by fireworks, not gunshots.

The Thursday night rock attack took place shortly after Jewish civilian residents of Judea and Samaria began patrolling local roads as part of a campaign to improve safety.