Middle East

Israeli boy Daniel Viflic dies after rocket hits bus

People carry the body of 16-year-old Daniel Viflic during his funeral in Beit Shemesh on 17 April 2011
Image caption Daniel Viflic was on a school bus when it was hit by an anti-tank missile fired from the Gaza Strip

An Israeli teenager wounded when a Palestinian rocket hit a bus has died of his injuries.

Daniel Viflic, 16, was on a school bus in southern Israel on 7 April when it was hit by an anti-tank missile fired from the Gaza Strip.

The driver was slightly hurt in the attack, which happened just after the other children had been dropped off.

Nineteen Palestinians died in the ensuing wave of Israeli air strikes and Palestinian counter-attacks.

It was the most serious violence since Israel's conflict with Hamas in Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009.

About 1,400 Palestinians, more than half of them civilians, and 13 Israelis, including 10 soldiers, were killed.