Israeli dies of Lebanon war wounds


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.

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