62 Israeli soldiers wounded in Gaza still hospitalized

Rambam Hospital in Haifa. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) Sixty-two Israeli soldiers who were wounded during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza as of Thursday remain hospitalized in various medical facilities nationwide, including at the Sheba, Soroka, Hadassah, and Rambam hospitals.

Seven soldiers are in serious condition, while some 40 others have started their rehabilitation process at central Israel’s Beit Loewenstein Rehabilitation Center, Israel Hayom reported.

Five civilians injured as a result of the fighting are still hospitalized as well. One is in serious condition, three are in moderate condition, and one has started rehabilitation.

According to the Israeli Health Ministry, hospitals nationwide have treated 2,354 Israelis who were wounded during the operation. The ministry noted that 2,500 Israelis suffering from anxiety sought the help of mental health crisis centers.

Magen David Adom emergency services said its paramedics treated 842 civilians during the 50-day military campaign.

Posted on August 28, 2014 .