The donated organs of an IDF soldier killed in a car accident saved the lives of six patients.
By: JNS.org and United with Israel Staff
The number of IDF soldiers killed in a deadly Feb. 13 highway accident rose to three on Monday, as Staff Sergeant Shilo Siman Tov succumbed to his injuries. The IDF soldier was critically wounded last week.
Siman Tov, a combat soldier in the Golani reconnaissance unit, passed away at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.
Staff Sergeant Bar Yakubian and Staff Sergeant Eshto Tespo were also killed when a large truck smashed into a jeep convoy returning from a routine training exercise in the north. Another 10 soldiers were injured.
Six separate individuals received donated organs from Siman Tov. The soldier’s heart, lungs, liver and two kidneys were transplanted, with a liver lobe given to a two-and-a-half-year-old girl.
Uzi Siman Tov, Shilo’s father, eulogized Shilo as a “special boy” and said that he was named for his grandmother, Shula Abudraham, who was killed in a terror attack in Petah Tikva in 1979.
He noted that he had been able to speak with his son, but that his condition deteriorated rapidly on Friday.
Truck driver Anour Abu Zina from eastern Jerusalem continues to be held in detention.
Officials reported that Abu Zina had accumulated 115 traffic violations prior to the incident, including reckless driving.
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