‘They simply sit in their places and say “Shema Yisrael”’

Resources for Israel’s disabled people fall short in wartime.

July 24, 2014 14:49

Parents of disabled children and other young children have to choose who to take to the shelter first.. (photo credit: Courtesy)

For disabled people and their families, war is like moving through several layers of hell.

Mel Mahler, 50, from Vermont, suffers from multiple sclerosis. She, her husband, and her adult and teenage sons live together in Moshav Shokeda, near Gaza. Her daughter is in the army. She describes what it’s like to be physically housebound with no shelter.


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