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'Daniel Needs Prayers'

The family of 16-year-old Daniel, who was critically wounded in a terrorist assault on a bus, is calling on the public to pray.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 4/8/2011, 10:45 AM / Last Update: 4/8/2011, 11:23 AM

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The family of a 16-year-old critically wounded in an attack on a bus is calling on the public to pray. Daniel Viflic of Beit Shemesh remains in intensive care, and is fighting for his life.

“We ask that the entire Jewish people pray for the recovery of Daniel Aryeh ben Tamar,” relatives said.

The attack took place near Kibbutz Saad in southern Israel. Terrorists in Gaza opened fire on the bus using an anti-tank missile.

Minister of Education Gidon Saar condemned the terrorists Thursday, saying, “This is a particularly serious attack – intentionally firing on a bus carrying students.” He said he would raise the matter with Education Ministers worldwide, “in order to show that Palestinian terrorism is murderous and knows no limits.”

Minister of Homefront Defense Matan Vilnai has ordered that three armored buses be sent to the region to bring children to and from school.

The IDF responded to the fire on the bus, and also hit several other terror targets. Sources in Gaza said seven people were killed in the strikes, at least six of whom were members of Hamas.