19 police officers & IDF soldiers recognized as disabled since start of Palestinian terror-attacks
To enable the injured officers to receive immediate benefits the Defense Ministry fast-tracked status recognition. • WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTO & VIDEO OF INJURED ISRAELI & ATTACKER SHOT DEAD. • 12 of the 19 are Border Police or police career officers, while 7 are IDF soldiers or Border Police officers completing their mandatory service.
By Lilach Shoval
The Defense Ministry’s Rehabilitation Department has recognized 19 soldiers, police and Border Police officers injured in the current terror wave as disabled veterans.
The recognition was fast-tracked to allow the injured officers immediate disability benefits.
Kay Wilson, sole survivor after two women were left for dead by 2 Palestinian knife attackers – Photo: Twitter
The Rehabilitation Department presented the new cases to the Knesset Comptroller’s Committee on Wednesday, noting that among the disabled veterans recognized since October 2015, 12 are police or Border Police career officers, while seven are soldiers or Border Police officers completing their mandatory service.
The status of disability cases filed by soldiers for injuries sustained during 2014’s Operation Protective Edge was also discussed on Wednesday.
A Border Police officer near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem – Photo: EPA
The department noted that of 594 requests for recognition of disability received by the Defense Ministry, 337 came from reserve soldiers, 199 from soldiers in mandatory service, and 58 from career officers.
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