One year on, the Lebanon war claimed its 159th Israeli fatality.
Mohammed “Don” Salum, an Israeli Arab who was critically wounded in a Hezbollah rocket barrage that hit Haifa on August 6, 2006, succumbed Wednesday in hospital. He was 40.
Salum, a lifeguard, sustained severe burns while trying to rescue relatives from a building that was set alight by a rocket strike. Three other people died in the incident.
His death brings to 159 the number of Israelis killed as a result of the 34-day war against the Iranian-backed Lebanese militia.