After fighting for his life for two weeks, 35-year old Danny Hayat became the 44th victim of the disastrous fire on the 19th of December. He was being treated at Rambam hospital, and recently had begun receiving artificial skin grafts. Family and friends felt that he was getting stronger and would recover.
|Mrs. Netanyahyu & Hofit Hayat|
Danny Hayat was the founder and commander of the Jezreel rescue unit. The unit's flag had hung outside the intensive care room. In addition to his wife and baby daughter Danny left behind two sons.
The picture shown to the left was taken by a tour guide from a point overlooking the bus just seconds before the wall of flames closed in. Also visible is the car of Commander Ahuva Tomer who had gone after the bus to help the trapped cadets.
She was one of two people who were rescued from the blaze only to succumb to their injuries later, in hospital.
|Commander Ahuva Tomer|
|Cadet Jalal Bissan|
Prison Service cadet Jalal Bissan aged 29, a resident of the Arab village Jatt in the northern Galilee region was aboard the trapped bus. He was taken to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa with burns to 95 percent of his body but never regained consciousness. He had been hooked up to an artificial lung for the last two days of his life and died as a result of severe infection. According to the commander of the Prison Services central district, Jalal's goal was to move up in the Prison Service ranks and he was accepted to the officers' course. He described Jalal as a very serious and dependable person. Jalal is survived by his wife and two children.
Baruch Dayan Emet