Wounded from Operation Protective Edge during their first visit to Beit Halochem in 2014.

Wounded from Operation Protective Edge during their first visit to Beit Halochem in 2014.

Israel launched Operation Protective Edge three years ago to remove the missile threat from Gaza towards Israel. During the operation, 68 IDF soldiers were killed.

The Israel Ministry of Defence recently declared that 481 wounded soldiers have been recognized as Zahal Disabled Veterans.

Our Beit Halochem centres in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem and Beer Sheva have welcomed them as they begin their rehabilitation process.

Another noteworthy fact is that out of the above number, 143 were recognized as suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and they, too, are being rehabilitated by the organization’s Beit Halochem facilities.

You can view the story of one of these disabled veterans, Chaim Lev Tov, who was wounded during Operation Protective Edge: