Israeli girl, 9, stabbed in apparent West Bank terror attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A 9-year-old girl was injured in an apparent terrorist attack in a West Bank settlement.

Noam Glick was injured Saturday night on the porch outside her home in Psagot, located north of Jerusalem and adjacent to Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority.

Although shots were fired, it is believed  Noam was stabbed, according to reports. She was treated in Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem and, following surgery, her condition was upgraded. She has wounds at the base of her neck, across her chest and on her ear.

According to Noam’s father, a scream brought him out to the porch, where Noam told him there was an Arab trying to enter the house.

The attacker has not been captured. Israeli soldiers found a breach in the settlement’s fence and what the Israeli military is calling an “improvised weapon.”

The family home is located at the edge of Psagot, several hundred yards from the Palestinian village of El Bireh. Psagot remained under lockdown until early Sunday morning, when it was determined that the attacker was no longer in the community.

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