350 ISRAEL SOLDIERS SOUGHT PSYCHOTHERAPY AFTER GAZA WAR : REPORT

350 Israel Soldiers Sought Psychotherapy After Gaza War : Report (Photo : Press Tv)
An Israeli soldier gestures in relief as he walks with comrades near the Gaza after returning from the Palestinian coastal enclave, August 4, 2014. (Photo : Press TV/APF)

Gaza, 14 Jumadil Awwal 1436/5 March 2015 (MINA) – Hundreds of Israeli soldiers who participated in the Tel Aviv regime’s war against the besieged Gaza Strip last summer have sought psychiatric counseling, a report says.

Over 350 soldiers have received treatment for symptoms related to post-traumatic stress, including disorientation, low productivity, and recurring nightmares, a report by Israel Today said.

A number of the soldiers suffered full-on psychological trauma, the daily said, citing a senior Israeli official as saying that “hundreds” of soldiers had sought psychiatric treatment for “severe stress” during the 50-day war on Gaza, Press Tv quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting, Thursday.

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The Israeli regime started airstrikes on the Palestinian territory in early July 2014 and later expanded its military campaign with a ground invasion. The war ended in late August that year.

Nearly 2,200 Palestinians lost their lives and some 11,000 were injured in the assaults. Gaza Health officials say the victims included 578 children and nearly 260 women, adding that more than 3,100 children were injured in the offensive.

Moreover, the UN has said that up to 1,500 children were orphaned in the Israeli war. Some 100,000 people remain homeless in Gaza, according to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). (T/P002/P3)

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Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)