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Magen David Adom says girl spotted shooter; IDF: Evidence of break-in found in fence surrounding Psagot settlement.
According to Magen David Adom rescue services, the girl was wounded at around 9 P.M. when she was shot in the chest. She remained conscious and was evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem.
Her condition was initially said to be serious, but medical sources later revised their assessment to "light."
The girl lives in a house at the edge of Psagot, just a few hundred meters from the Palestinian town El Bireh, near Ramallah.
According to initial reports, she was standing on the balcony of her home at the time of the shooting, and told MDA that she saw somebody fire at her.
There were no other casualties reported.
Residents of Psagot were asked to remain in their homes while Israel Defense Forces surveyed the area.
According to the IDF, evidence of a break-in was found in the fence surrounding the settlement.
The motivation for the shooting was not immediately clear.
Ya’akov Berg, a Psagot resident, told Haaretz: “I was not at home when the incident happened and I rushed home to protect my family. For many years our security situation was terrible and this [incident] doesn’t get us worked up. No coward who shoots at a nine-year-old girl in the middle of the night is going to discourage us.”
About two weeks ago, an Israeli soldier was killed in a shooting attack near the West Bank city of Hebron. The victim was named as Staff Sergeant Gal (Gabriel) Kobi, 20, of Tirat Hacarmel.
That shooting occurred a day after 20-year-old IDF soldier Tomer Hazan was founded murdered in the West Bank city of Qalqilyah.
This is a developing story.