Ayala Shapira, the 11 year old girl who was hit by an Arab firebomb near El Matan and Maaleh Shomron on Thursday continues to remain in serious condition, though she is now stable.
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Defense Minister Yaalon told Ruth Shapira, whose daughter Ayala was seriously burned and wounded in last night’s firebomb terror attack that the terrorists were caught last night by IDF forces. The suspects are under interrogation at this time.
11 year old Ayala bat Rut is in a medically induced coma to avoid being in excruciating pain and she is still in serious condition.
Samaria – An 11-year-old girl was seriously wounded and her father lightly injured when Palestinians threw a firebomb at their car in Samaria, on Thursday evening, December 25. The young girl suffered from third degree burns to her face and upper body as the car burst into flames. The two were travelling near Route 55, on the road between Maaleh Shomron and the El Matan community (an outpost of Maaleh Shomron) in northern Samaria when their car was hit.
Magen David Adom were called to the scene and volunteers provided medical aid the father, Avner Shapira, 40, and his daughter before transporting them to the Sheba Medical Centerv at Tel Hashomer in central Israel. A spokesperson for Tel Hashomer stated that the girl, Ayala, arrived unconscious and in critical condition.
Doctors at Sheba Medical Center are currently fighting for Ayala Shapira’s life, who suffered burns to 50% of her body.
The family’s car was completely burned in the terror attack.
It was the second time in the past month that the Shapira family, who live in the El Matan community, had experienced a terror attack of this nature. Earlier in the month, the mother of Ayala, had been driving when her car was hit by a Molotov cocktail thrown by Palestinians. She escaped the car unharmed.
Firefighter chief, Yossi Dahri stated that that “we got to the scene quickly and found the car completely engulfed in flames and the father standing next to the car. The girl had already been transported to the hospital.”
The call to report the attack took place around 6:30 PM, and IDF forces arrived shortly after to search for the perpetrators in the region between the Palestinian town, Qalqilya and Ma’ale Shomron.
A resident of Karnei Shomron was lightly injured Monday evening by rock throwers. The rocks were thrown as he was driving his car on Route 55 near Maaleh Shomron
The victim was treated on site by an IDF ambulance.
IDF arrested three terrorists who were shooting at cars from Maaleh Shomron (near Ginot Shomron), as first reported by JewishPress.com.
The three terrorists were from the nearby Arab village of Azun, and were shooting at the Maaleh Shomron cars with an AK-47 that the IDF also captured at the same time.
It’s not known at this time if these terrorists were connected to the infiltration attempt into Maaleh Shomron 2 weeks ago.
At least two cars were shot at on Road 55 near Maaleh Shomron on Saturday night.
One car was shot at on the curve leading into Maaleh Shomron. The shots were also heard by the guards at the Maaleh Shomron entrance. The marks on that car seemed to indicate the weapon used in the attack was an improvised gun rather than an off-the-shelf weapon.
No one was injured in the attack. The perpetrators apparently fled back to the nearby village of Azun.
On Tuesday evening, security forces discovered that the security fence of Maaleh Shomron was cut open on the west side, which faces the (hostile) Arab village of Azun. Maaleh Shomron is just west of Ginot Shomron (see the map in the attached photo).
Rapid Response Teams in Maaleh Shomron and Ginot Shomron were called up, and units went house to house checking that the infiltrators did not enter one of the few hundred homes in Maaleh Shomron. The Ginot Shomon security teams patrolled around the two towns for 3 hours while the search was going on.
At 11:00 PM, the IDF Battalion Commander issued the all-clear, though leaving troops within the town, just in case.
Security sources tell us there’s no connection to the earlier report on the Arab from Azun who was stopped with a knife and slingshot while hiking along Nachal Kana, which is just a few hundred meters below Ginot Shomron.
The army believes the Maaleh Shomron event is the more serious of the two.