The incident was reported by Israeli media as an “attempted stabbing attack” and a “thwarted terror attack,” though an Israeli Defense Ministry statement reportedly said that Israeli forces found no traces of explosives or weapons after searching the teenager’s bag.
The girl was reportedly shot in her legs, leaving her lightly to moderately injured, and was subsequently detained by Israeli forces. She is reportedly being hospitalized at Meir Hospital in Kfar Sava in central Israel.
No Israeli injuries were reported.
The Defense Ministry statement said that after the girl approached the military checkpoint, Israeli authorities ordered her to stop, firing warning shots into the air. When she reached toward her shirt, a border guard shot her in the leg.
During her initial detention and questioning, she reportedly told interrogators: “I came here to die,” according to the Israeli Defense Ministry. Israeli media identified the girl as Baraa Ramadan Issawi.