Tamar Aharon, the 14-year-old girl who was severely injured in a shooting attack in Kiryat Arba, is now breathing on her own and has regained consciousness.
On Thursday night, Tamar was shot in the head by an Arab terrorist.The public is requested to continue praying for the recovery of Tamar, the daughter of Nira.
Tamar was shot in the head while walking in the street, and evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center, where she underwent head surgery. Initial investigations showed that the bullet had been fired from above, strengthening the estimate that the bullet was not aimed specifically at Tamar. In any case, it was not sniper fire.
In addition, shots were not heard in the area, supporting the belief that the shot was fired from a great distance.
Tamar's mother told MK Orit Strock (Religious Zionism), "The girls were coming back from the supermarket and on the way, Tamar was shot. She felt the hit and screamed, 'Oyyyyyyyy!'"
Dr. Moris Matityahu, an expert family physician who works in the Meuhedet health clinic in Kiryat Arba, provided Tamar with initial medical care.
He recalled, "The girl was brought by her sister to the entrance of the Meuhedet clinic, where the sister said that the girl had received a strong blow to her head from an unknown source. A cleaning worker who met her at the entrance brought her in immediately, and while she was still conscious to the treatment room, where I provided her with initial treatment and attempted to locate the source of the bleeding, which was very heavy."
"At the same time, an ambulance was called, and arrived within a few minutes. Upon its arrival, the girl lost consciousness, began convulsing, was immediately treated, and was evacuated by the staff of the mobile ICU."
On Thursday night, the head of the Kiryat Arba council, Eliyahu Libman, said that Tamar was out of danger.
"Thank G-d, Tamar is no longer in danger, but she is still sedated and on a ventilator. We want our children to feel safe, and demand that the security forces launch an operation and confiscate the weapons. This lawless reality cannot continue," Libman said.
The Kiryat Arba-Hebron Local Council responded by stating, "Around 5:00 p.m., a girl who was walking around the Council was hit in the head by gunfire. The girl is now being treated in intensive care. The girl's family has been informed, and the Council is accompanying the girl. We demand that the security forces carry out searches and find the source of the shooting. Our blood is not worthless."