Teen Injured by Palestinian Missile 'Extremely Critical'

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JERUSALEM, Israel - Doctors at Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva said the condition of Daniel Viflic, 16, injured by an anti-tank missile fired at his school bus on Thursday, has deteriorated to "extremely critical/life threatening."

Even as the teen fights for his life, a senior political advisor to Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad brushed off the attack.

Omar al-Ghoul, Fayyad's advisor, said Israel used the attack as an "excuse for war crime [sic]," the Palestinian Media Watch reported on Tuesday.

"The bus wasn't that badly damaged," Ghoul said, according to the report. "Israel uses the attack on the bus as an excuse for its latest war crime against our people."

"Israel is a country that was founded on aggression and colonialism and it lives on the continuation of bloodshed, war and violence," Ghoul continued.

"The racist Israeli apartheid aggression is currently focused on Gaza, under the pretext of a shell being fired at an Israeli bus," he said.

Ghoul made his statements on the official Palestinian Authority television on April 8, PMW reported.

Click here to read this PMW bulletin.

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