"Noam's scream prevented a grave disaster," says Yisrael Glick, father of nine-year-old Noam who was injured in a terror attack in the settlement of Psagot
"We feel lucky this morning," he adds. "The terrorist came well prepared and was planning on infiltrating our house." According to the father, Noam returned home at 9:20 pm and was coming down the stairs towards the house entrance when she saw a masked man.
"She immediately screamed and surprised him. We heard three shots and then he jumped off the balcony and hid under the stairs."
"At first I thought the neighbor fell off the porch. I went outside and asked Noam what happened and she said, 'dad, there's an Arab
here.' I realized something was up and immediately put Noam in the house and called the emergency squad. I thought of the worst possible scenario." He noticed his daughter's injury only after returning to the house.
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"This case shows that the struggle for the land is not over. We trust the army and the statesmen to care for our safety and wellbeing."
soldiers who spent the night canvassing the Psagot area found an improvised weapon between the settlement and the Palestinian
village of al-Bireh. On Saturday, two Palestinians were hurt by rubber bullets during clashes with the IDF. They were taken to a hospital in Ramallah.
Several emergency squads are still in the settlement, even though security forces ruled out the possibility the terrorist is still inside the community.
Initially, it was reported that Glick had suffered serious gunshot wounds but it was later revealed she had been stabbed and sustained minor wounds. Dr. Ofer Merin, head of trauma at the Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem said Sunday, "The girl arrived on Saturday evening and appeared to suffer from a gunshot wound to her chest. After a simulation we identified what appears to be a stab wound. The girl underwent surgery overnight. "
According to Dr. Merin, Glick is fully conscious and her life is not in danger. She is set to be transferred out of the ICU in the coming hours and will likely be discharged later this week.
Yoav Zitun and Elior Levy contributed to this report
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