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An IDF disabled family member who committed suicide: "Not recognized by the Ministry of Defense" | Israel Today


Yitzhak Chen put an end to his life about 30 years after a parachuting accident in his medical service.

Yitzhak Chen, a 48-year-old IDF invalid from Jerusalem, took his own life today (Sunday), about 30 years after he was injured in a parachuting accident during his military service. He went through it.

The IDF Disabled People's Organization stated: "We are in pain and shocked following the suicide of the late IDF disabled Yitzhak Chen.

"Yitzhak was recognized as disabled due to a physical injury in his service, but also sought recognition following post-trauma, and did not receive it."

The organization added that Chen's case points to failures in the Ministry of Defense's Rehabilitation Division. "There are IDF disabled people who have been waiting for recognition of their disability for years, fall between the cracks in passing time and do not receive proper treatment. We send our condolences to the family of the late Yitzhak.

The Ministry of Defense rejected the connection between the tragic case and his injury during his military service and said: "The Ministry of Defense shares the deep grief of the Yitzhak family and examines the circumstances of the incident. Preliminary investigation shows that the background is not related to post-trauma Chen Yitzhak was recognized as an IDF invalid for a back injury he sustained in a parachuting accident during his military service in 1992. His applications for recognition of the disease, which he suffered several years after his release, were denied, both by the Magistrates Court and the District Court.

This is due to the lack of a causal link between the disease and his military service.

His illness is treated within the community and the HMO to which he belongs.

The rest of the details are under investigation, "and noted that the ministry contacted both the Ministry of Health and the HMO to which Chen belonged during the investigation of the circumstances of the case.

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Source: israelhayom

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