Thursday, April 07, 2011
Palestinians Hit Israeli School Bus With Missile: 16-Year-Old Fights For Life
A 16-year-old Israeli boy was critically wounded by an anti-tank missile shot from the Gaza Strip that hit a school bus outside Kibbutz Sa'ad.
The boy was listed in critical condition after paramedics managed to resuscitate him. He was airlifted to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba. Magen David Adom said that the boy was struck in his head by shrapnel from the missile.
The school bus driver was also wounded.
The bus was obviously targeted, since the attack occurred on its regular route and the initial missile strike was followed by a mortar barrage from inside Gaza. The MDA paramedics heroically treated the victims while under mortar fire.
Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak reportedly ordered the IDF to to respond 'speedily and with every means necessary.'