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Eighth terror victim identified

Yitzhak Sela, 56-year-old bus driver, is final victim to be identified after Thursday's terror attacks. Friends say he considered staying home that day, but opted to go to work anyway

An eight victim of last Thursday's terror attacks was identified Sunday and will be laid to rest at 7 pm in Beersheba.


Yitzhak Sela, a 56-year-old bus driver, was killed in one of the attacks perpetrated in the Negev. Initially terrorists opened fire on an Egged bus making its way with passengers on board from Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat, but the driver continued on despite the shooting.


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Not long after the first shooting, Sela drove his passenger-free bus drove down the same road, and once again terrorists opened fire. One assailant, carrying a suicide belt, detonated the explosives, causing the bus to go up in flames.  


Sela's bus after terror attack (Photo: Ariel Hermoni, Defense Ministry)
Sela's bus after terror attack (Photo: Ariel Hermoni, Defense Ministry)

"He was invited to a wedding that night and thought about taking a day off or getting out early," said a friend. "But eventually he decided not to. He was a very dedicated employee."  


Sela is survived by his wife, four children and four grandchildren. His friends described him as a devoted worker and family man.




פרסום ראשון: 08.21.11, 17:57
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