Yitzhak Sela, 56
Aug 18, 2011 - Yitzhak Sela, 56, of Beersheba was one of eight victims of a series of terrorist attacks perpetrated against civilians and IDF soldiers in Israel''s southern region.
Yitzhak Sela was driving an empty bus toward Eilat in order to pick up passengers taking the No. 397 bus from Eilat to Beersheba. A suicide bomber blew himself up next to the front end of the bus, killing Sela instantly and engulfing the bus in flames. The bus exploded and flew into the air.
Friends related that Sela had often volunteered for some of the more dangerous routes, including driving around the border with Gaza and south of Hebron. Yitzhak was one of the most outstanding and esteemed drivers in the Egged branch in Beersheba and his loss is a blow to all of his friends from work and to all who know him, including all the regular riders on the southern lines," said Avi Friedman, the head of Egged''s southern branch.
Yitzhak Sela was buried in Beersheba. He is survived by his wife, four children and three grandchildren.