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Prayers Requested for School Bus Missile Victim

The family of a 16-year-old boy critically wounded in a terror attack is asking the public to pray for his life and recovery.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 4/10/2011, 4:15 PM / Last Update: 4/10/2011, 4:03 PM

courtesy of Tzedek-Tzedek

The family of 16-year-old Daniel Viflic is asking the public to pray for their son.

Daniel was critically wounded last week when Gaza terrorists fired an anti-tank missile at the school bus he was riding in near Kibbutz Sa'ad.

He is now fighting for his life, in critical condition, at Be'er Sheva's Soroka Medical Center with extensive wounds throughout his body, particularly to his head.

“Unfortunately I do not have good news. His condition is not good and not improving,” Soroka's Professor Shaul Sofer, told Channel 2 television on Sunday afternoon. “We are not accustomed to using this terminology, but he has suffered a mortal wound. We are still hopeful, but are being very realistic and we know that the injury is very severe.”

The Ramat Beit Shemesh resident was reportedly on his way to visit his grandparents, who live in the western Negev, when the bus was hit by the missile.

The driver, also injured, suffered moderate shrapnel wounds to his legs.

Rabbis have added the name “Raphael” to Daniel's name – a traditional way of increasing one's chances of recovery.

The public is asked to please pray for the life and speedy recovery of Raphael Daniel Aryeh ben Tamar.